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:
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?
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.
Guidance for Parents
When to keep your child home
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)
Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
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.
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.
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.
ForSight Vision will provide FREE eye exams and glasses. Local optometrists have volunteered their time to provide examinations and prescriptions.
Family income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
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.