Nurse's Notes

 nurse

Updated 11-11-21
   Donna Hensley, RN
   
                    
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns
dhensley@bedford.k12.va.us or 434-525-2681
Clinic hours are 7:15 - 2:45


 
If you have questions about whether your child should come to school due to symptoms/exposure please call the school and ask to speak to the nurse.


What does QUARANTINE mean for my child?
Quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has Covid-19 away from others.  The child should stay home and not be going to the mall, out to eat, grocery store, or any public events in the community.  Monitor for developing symptoms and keep the school informed.
What does ISOLATION mean for my child? 
Isolation keeps someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 with or without symptoms away from others, even in their own home.  Stay in a specific room/area and away from others as much as possible.  Use a separate bathroom if possible.  Do not eat together as a family.

If your child has any symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, diarrhea/vomiting, runny nose, and body aches) PLEASE DO NOT HAVE THEM TESTED ON DAY 1 OF THEIR ILLNESS! Testing too soon often results in a FALSE NEGATIVE RESULT.  If symptoms persist wait 5 days before testing and don't send them to school during this waiting period.  An early negative test gives the parent a sense of relief.....The student is sent to school.....only to develop more symptoms later and then end up with a positive test after other students have been exposed.  
PLEASE HELP US AS WE STRIVE TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE AND WELL.


Be informed regarding Covid vaccines for your children.  Discuss with your pediatrician.  Know the facts.

Please keep the school informed regarding your child's absences from school especially in regard to sickness!

ATTENTION KINDERGARTEN PARENTS!
It's time to change out those extra clothes in your child's backpack from shorts/t-shirts to long pants/sweatshirt.  This is so helpful and very much appreciated.

Flu season is quickly approaching!  Prevention is the best tool when it comes to fighting the flu.  Handwashing and adequate rest are at the top of the list.  A daily dose of fresh air is always a plus.  Strive to eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and always eat breakfast!
Please consider getting your child vaccinated for the flu!



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