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BACKGROUND:

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. Coronaviruses spread just like the flu or a cold—through the air by coughing or sneezing; through close personal contact, like touching or shaking hands; by touching an object or surface with the viruses on it; and occasionally, through fecal contamination.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Changes in smell or taste

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.


WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19?

3W's

  • Wash Hands

    • Wash your hands before and after eating, after using the restroom, after blowing nose or coughing, and anytime they are visibly dirty

  • Wear a Mask --anytime you are around other people

  • Watch your Distance--Maintain Social Distance of 6 feet


WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU ARE SICK? If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you are infected with the virus, stay home. It is essential that you take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as a cough or have difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.


Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Informational Website


Pennsylvania Department of Health Coronavirus Informational Website


3 W's

3W's Secondary.mp4
Parents Covid Video.mp4

Guidance for Parents

When to keep your child home

Symptoms

If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for these symptoms:


    • Fever or chills (Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth)

    • Cough

    • Sore throat

    • Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore Throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea





MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Red Lion Area School District health services is to nurture all students to achieve academic success while also developing physically, socially, and emotionally. The school nurses promote the overall health and well-being of the student body, through the care of those who become ill or injured while in school, performing annual health screenings, and educating students and their families on issues pertaining to their health and wellness.

GOAL OF THE SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE

The goal of the Red Lion Area School District Health services is to minimize the amount of time students are absent from school and class by implementing prompt and appropriate nursing interventions.



Welcome to Red Lion Area Health Services

A Certified School Nurse and/or a Licensed Health Room Nurse (RN/LPN) staff the RLASD health rooms on all student days. The Health Room Nurse and Certified School Nurse work together to contact parents of sick or injured children, administer prescribed medications, provide first aid in emergencies, complete health screenings, and keep school health records. In addition, the Certified School Nurse (CSN): provides health assessments, consultations, referrals, health counseling, health education, and writes individualized health plans. The CSN delegates and supervises medications, monitors student health status, and assists with health prevention and health promotion activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control, healthy students are better learner.



E-cigarettes

Information and Resources for Parents

Most e-cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, vape pens, vapes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive. Recently, e-cigarette use among youth was declared an epidemic by the U.S. Surgeon General.

Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Some e-cigarettes look like pens, USB sticks and other everyday items.

scan_schimekn_2020-01-23-14-26-13.pdf

The Red Lion Area School District Nurses are teaming up with the YWCA and Family First Health to improve services to adolescents for the prevention and intervention around adolescent relationship abuse and reproductive and sexual coercion.

Parent Info Introduction
HAPPY Parent Info.docx
Chip Infograph

CHIP: Children's Health Insurance Program

​CHIP puts health coverage within reach for all uninsured kids and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.

Apply for CHIP coverage Here

CHIP Elegibility and Benefits

What is CHIP?

VISION

ForSight Vision will provide FREE eye exams and glasses. Local optometrists have volunteered their time to provide examinations and prescriptions.

Eligibility:

Family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines

No insurance

Valid Social Security

Phone: 717-848-1690 ext108


Wondering where to obtain medications for a child who lost their insurance and needs medications while applying for Medical Assistance?

Walmart offers a $4 prescription program on certain medications. For more information about this program please click on the website.

https://www.walmart.com/cp/4-dollar-prescriptions/1078664