A Message from the Health Room

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:11am
  •     If your child is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID please keep your child home from school.  COVID symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, diarrhea or vomiting, new onset of severe headache (especially with fever), or new loss of taste or smell.
  •     If your child has been tested for COVID, please keep your child home until you receive a negative result.
  •     If your child becomes ill or tests positive for COVID on an evening,  weekend, or holiday, please contact both the school principal @ gina_cash@hcpss.org and the school nurse @ denie_gorbey-creese@hcpss.org.  We do check our emails during these times.

Please feel free to contact the Health Room staff with any questions or concerns.

For more information regarding HCPSS COVID protocols, please visit https://covid.hcpss.org/

Mask Care
A reusable mask should be washed whenever it gets dirty or at least daily. If you have a disposable face mask, throw it away after wearing it once. Always wash your hands after handling or touching a used mask.

  •     A mask may be washed with the regular laundry.
  •     Use regular laundry detergent and the appropriate settings according to the fabric label.  
  •     A mask may also be washed by hand with tap water and laundry detergent or soap.  If hand washed, rinse the mask thoroughly with clean water to remove detergent or soap.
  •     Masks may be dried completely in a warm or hot dryer.
  •     Masks may also be hung in direct sunlight to dry completely. If hanging it in direct sunlight is not possible, hang or lay it flat and let it dry completely.

    Mask Storage

  •     Store wet or dirty masks in a plastic bag.
  •     If a mask is wet or dirty from sweat, saliva, make-up, or other liquids or substances, keep it in a sealed plastic bag until it can be washed. Wash wet or dirty masks as soon as possible to prevent them from becoming moldy. Wet masks can be hard to breathe through and are less effective than dry masks.
  •     Clean masks may be stored in a paper bag.
  •     Keep masks in a dry, breathable bag (like a paper or mesh fabric bag) to keep it clean between uses.  

    Please visit the CDC website for additional information.