Nurse's Office

Welcome to the Nurse's Office

Important Note: All incoming freshman must have an updated School Physical (must be on the Illinois School Health Certificate form) and immunizations must be up to date with proper documentation. All Seniors must have proof of Meningococcal vaccine, see Illinois Immunization Requirements below. 

Prevention of spreading or contracting respiratory illnesses

Respiratory illnesses, such as Influenza or Coronavirus (COVID-19), are spread primarily through the coughs and sneezes of infected individuals. While influenza is a more common illness in our country, Coronavirus is making headlines. The CDC states that the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, but everyone can do their part to help respond to this emerging public health threat. Please see below for effective and helpful information for preventing the spread of illness. 

  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. 

  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow. 

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. The district is following the guidelines from the CDC for management of cleaning here at WCHS.

  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance see the CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.

  • Students who have traveled outside of the U.S., and are returning to school, should contact their healthcare provider for additional guidance. 

The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health are monitoring this changing situation closely and will update their guidance and websites as necessary. More information is available on the CDC’s web page  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Illinois Department of Public Health has issued guidelines for K-12 schools.

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