Health News


Welcome to the Griswold Schools' 
Health News.

Here you will find news and informational articles regarding student health issues.

4-14-17  The predominant illnesses at school this week include nausea, vomiting, and fevers. There has been some new cases of strep throat. Please remind your child to use good hand washing. This is the best way to prevent the spread of infections.
Several students have had Pink Eye. Pink Eye is contagious and will usually heal on its own. It can be bacterial or viral. If there is large amount of thick drainage, it's discolored and/or  the student is complaining of a lot of pain they need to see a doctor. Remind your child not to touch their eye and to use good hand washing. For more information on pink eye please refer to the link on the right hand side. 

Check back often as we will post updates regarding any health concerns in our district.

There are some important things that you can do to help stop the spread of germs and diseases.

1.  Wash your hands (I find that 98% of students are not doing this)  Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and drying.

2. Cover your cough (most students, again, are not using proper techniques.  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Put your used tissue in a trash can. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

3. Stay home when you are ill.  Stay home and rest. You will get well sooner, and will not spread germs to your friends. Students need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent infections in any season, using hand-washing or hand-sanitizing as appropriate. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/handwashing.