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Nurse's Corner

 

 

THE CORONAVIRUS ACCORDING TO THE CDC

 

 

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab.

 

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.

 
I strongly recommend viewing the Corona-virus checklist attached below prior to your child coming to school daily.
 
 
If your child is sick/has a fever above 100.4, please keep him/her home.  The child can only return to school if he/she is fever free for a period of 24 hours.
 
 
 
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I can be reached at 732-723-2200 extension 2050 or kshkolar@spsd.us
should you have any questions or concerns.
 
 
Our children are our greatest blessings!
 
Katherine Shkolar RN BSN NJ-CSN
 
 
FALL ATHLETICS - GIRLS'/BOYS' SOCCER AND TRACK WILL TENTATIVELY BEGIN ON
MONDAY, SEPT. 21ST!!!  BE SURE TO HAVE ALL FORMS COMPLETED PRIOR TO THEN!
 
 
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