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Health Office update
To Parents and Guardians:
 
Your child may have been exposed to impetigo at school.
 
Please watch your child for the following symptoms. If your child has the symptoms below, please call your child's healthcare provider for guidance. Symptoms usually appear 4 to 10 days after exposure.
 
Common signs and symptoms 
 
  • Itchy rash
  • Red sores that blister, then ooze 
  • The sores may grow in size and spread
  • When blisters break, they form a flat, honey-colored crust

Impetigo is contagious and diligent handwashing is advised. If you suspect impetigo, your student needs to be seen by their healthcare provider. If a student is diagnosed with impetigo, he or she should not return to school until under treatment for 24 hours or until lesions are dry. 

Please call the Health Office if you any questions or concerns.

 

Stacie Morse, RN

PK-12 School Nurse

315-653-7218, extension 4006

fax: 315-653-7500

smorse@ovcs.org

 

School district letter about impetigo.pdf