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Resources for Schools and Child Care Settings

Schools and child care settings can play a vital role in preventing the spread of communicable diseases.  This can be accomplished by providing health education to students, child care center attendees, and parents on topics such as hand hygiene, and appropriately excluding ill children from the school and child care setting.

The Acute Disease Service has created infographics on various disease and hygiene topics to assist schools and child care settings in preventing the spread of disease.  These infographics will be helpful for school staff including school nurses and administrators, as well as children and parents.

The Acute Disease Service Epidemiologist-on-Call is available 24/7/365 at (405) 271-4060 to answer communicable disease questions, and to provide assistance with suspected outbreaks of disease.

Please use these links for helpful infographics and more information on specific topics:

Diarrheal Illness Prevention in Schools (14k.pdf)

Diarrheal Illness Prevention in Child Care Settings (20k.pdf)

Flu Season (697k.pdf)

Hand Hygiene (238k.pdf)

Hand Washing Steps (2.3Mb.pdf)

Hand Washing – Kids (1.1Mb.pdf)

Hand Washing – Adults (1.1Mb.pdf)

Head Lice (137k.pdf)

Head Lice – General Information (1.1Mb.pdf)

Head Lice Treatment Tips (1Mb.pdf)

Head Lice Household Cleaning Instructions (450k.pdf)

Head Lice Treatment - Example Calendar (697k.pdf)

Head Lice Multiplication - Example Calendar (997k.pdf)

Influenza (49k.pdf)

Influenza Prevention and Control in Child Care Settings (31k.pdf)

Influenza Prevention and Control in Schools (30k.pdf)

Meningitis (19k.pdf)

Meningitis – FAQs for Parents (677k.pdf)

Meningitis – FAQs for School Administrators (562k.pdf)

Meningococcal Disease (64k.pdf)

Norovirus (121k.pdf) 

Norovirus Infection Control in Schools and Child Care Settings (46k.pdf)

Packing a Safe School Lunch (1.4M.pdf)

Pertussis (18k.pdf)

Sharing Food (822k.pdf)

Sports Hygiene (1.7M.pdf)

Too Sick for School? (2.0M.pdf)

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