Nurse's Updates

             HEADS Up invites families to  join the "Go Green During Covid 19" Campaign.              * Decorate your front door and/or light up your porch in green              * Show your support for Children's Mental Health              * Go...
April 27, 2020. Curbside Medication Pick Up Day at HES:   May 1, 2020 - 9am-11:30am Email School Nurse Jean Hobbie to book your appointment in advance.  On pickup day, drive to the main entrance and call (413) 247-5010.  Nurse Jean will bring the packet of medications to your car.  Also, if you have medications stored at SA, please email by Thursday...
April 15, 2020.  Stay the Course.  News reports indicate that our collective health measures are just beginning to show some positive effects.  Let’s keep doing our part. Stay-At-Home.  Continue to stay away from public gathering places as much as possible.   If or when you must go out, continue to physically distance (“social distance”).  What does “...
April 6, 2020.  Please see important community update information from Cooley Dickinson Hospital and a comprehensive resource guide from Sen. Jo Comerford's Office: https://www.cooleydickinson.org/2020/04/thank-you-for-helping-us-help-you-a-message-from-cooley-dickinson-leadership/ https://senatorjocomerford.org/constituent-guide-to-covid-19/   Remote "Office Hours" for...
April 3rd First Responders and front line Health Care Workers continue to face dire shortages of medical grade personal protective supplies.  If you have packaged N95 face masks and/or other non-latex medical grade personal protective supplies in your home or business; donations, no matter how small, continue to be greatly appreciated. Contact your local EMS Department, the Western Region...
N95 Masks & Other Medical Supplies Urgently Needed.   First Responders and front line Health Care Workers continue to face dire shortages of medical grade personal protective supplies.  If you have packaged N95 face masks and/or other non-latex medical grade personal protective supplies in your home or business; donations, no matter how small, continue to be greatly appreciated....
We all know how important regular hand washing and drying are to help prevent the spread of germs like the virus that causes Covid-19.  For the future scientists in your family, the 1st brief video (below) explains how washing hands with soap and water actually removes viruses.  Also, the 2nd brief video shows how to wash hands.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGWce_WDs5c...
(Physical) Social Distancing For Children and Teens Please keep your children and teens at home.  It’s essential to avoid close contact with their friends at this time of “social distancing”.  While most young children may not develop serious respiratory symptoms, we now know that some teenagers can become seriously ill.  Even without symptoms, they can be carriers of the virus...
To Mask or Not To Mask.  That is the question. Masks need to fit closely to the face, need to be changed when wet, need to be removed with care to prevent exposure, do not alone prevent the spread of the viruses.  Viruses can also be transmitted through the (uncovered) eyes. On the other hand, masks, when handled and worn properly, can be effective in preventing the spread of...
Here are some new resources to help us better understand COVID-19 Why are viruses so challenging to treat?  Viruses are unique germs that manipulate cells in  a "host" body to make copies of themselves. Because of this, many biologists feel that viruses are not necessarily “living” entities.  Khan Academy has information that may be helpful as we all continue to learn. https...

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