"Questions about School Closures and Questions from Staff" from Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education:
"Resources for families and schools" from from Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education:
From We Are Teachers website. There are links at the bottom of this page with ways to communicate to students about coronavirus:
|Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Parasites - Head Lice
|"Clinical Report—Head Lice" American Academy of Pediatrics
Abstract: Head lice infestation is associated with limited morbidity but causes a high level of anxiety among parents of school-aged children. Since the 2002 clinical report on head lice was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, patterns of resistance to products available over-the-counter and by prescription have changed, and additional mechanical means of removing head lice have been explored. This revised clinical report clarifies current diagnosis and treatment protocols and provides guidance for the management of children with head lice in the school setting. Pediatrics 2010;126:392–403
|"Demystifying Pediculosis: School Nurses Taking the Lead" Deborah J. Pontius
The treatment of Pediculosis capitis, or head lice, is fraught with misinformation, myths, and mismanagement. Common myths include the need to exclude children from school, the need to remove all visible nits (“no-nit” policies), the need for massive environmental cleaning, that head lice live for long periods of time, and that schools are a common location for lice transmission. Head lice are a common childhood nuisance, causing embarrassment and emotional trauma in both children and families. This article explores and challenges the commonly held beliefs about the identification, management, and treatment of Pediculosis by presenting current recommended evidence-based practice. It also challenges pediatric nurses, and school nurses in particular, in alignment with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Position Statement on Pediculosis Management in the School Setting, to act as change agents for reasonable and effective school policies and practices.