The mission of School Health Services is to help each student achieve and maintain an optimum level of health so the student can best develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.
Health Services Department
Office: 763-261-6339 Fax: 763-261-4559
The rates of influenza and other viruses are on the rise. It is not too late to get a flu shot! Then take the following everyday healthy steps to prevent and reduce the spread of flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands and face when you get home from being out and about – keep germs out of your home.
- Drink plenty of water and eat right. Yes, good hydration and good nutrition are germ-busters.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way. Skin inside eyes and nose is very tender. Do not rub eyes or pick nose, bite fingernails or chew on pencils.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
- Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, community activities and running errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and then wash your hands. If tissues are not available, cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve, not your hand.