Reminders from the Health Office
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 2:25 PM

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Cold and flu season is upon us and the Armatage Health office would like to send out a few friendly reminders.

  • Hand-washing and covering your cough are two of the most effective ways to avoid spreading illness. The best hand-washing technique involves washing long enough to sing the happy birthday song twice. Please don’t be shy about helping others remember to wash their hands frequently and cover their coughs and sneezes.
  • If your child is sick, please keep them home to avoid spreading illness to others. The official district policy is that your child must be fever-free (without fever relieving medication) and vomit-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • If your child is staying home sick, please call the attendance line at 612-668-3188 to report their absence.
  • If your child has a diagnosis such as strep throat, pinkeye, lice, influenza or pertussis, please inform the health office by calling us at 612-668-3189. We report incidence of these illnesses to the Minnesota Department of Health, so your cooperation is appreciated.

Thanks! Jeanne and Emily
Armatage Health Office