Our School Nurse
Amanda Rainey BSN, RN
CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)
In light of reported cases of coronavirus being in neighboring states, Houston County Schools has asked us to share the following information with students and parents to inform about the coronavirus.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds.
- Do not touch your face.
- Limit attendance in large crowds and travel.
- Do not shake hands with others.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.
- Stay home when sick.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and high use areas of your home or office with clorox spray.
- Do not wipe areas with the same towel or wipe.
- Stay at least 3 feet away from people that are coughing or sneezing.
- If you develop a cough or fever, seek medical attention early.
Please be mindful of any and all precautions to take during this time.
For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
If you are not feeling well, please visit a doctor and do not come to school! Wicksburg currently has confirmed cases of mono in Elementary School and High School.
Symptoms of mono can include:
white patches in the back of the throat
Swollen lymph glands
Please click the below link for more information about Mononucleosis.
Alabama has several counties that are in a Hepatitis A outbreak. Houston County is currently NOT one of them, but please take proper precaution to protect yourself. The included information is for educational purposes. Please click link below for information on Hepatitis A.
- Reduce students' health-related absenteeism
- Eliminate or minimize health problems that impair learning
- Reduce or prevent health problems through education
- Help students to achieve the highest degree of independent functioning
- Assist with referrals and screenings
- Every child is entitled to a level of health that permits maximum utilization of educational opportunities.
- Parents have the basic responsibility for the health of their children. School nurses work in partnership with parents and physicians in providing health services to their children/patients while in school.
- The appropriate roles of the nurse in the school health program include delivery of health services, advocacy for the rights of children, counselor for health concerns of children, families, and staff and educator for school/community health concerns.