Eanes ISD is closely monitoring reports and information regarding growing concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Understandably, it is an issue for which we are all concerned and are following closely.
Eanes ISD Health Services and our school nurses work to establish a comprehensive school health program in a way that: provides appropriate health care services and/or consultation as needed, promotes health and wellness activities in the school environment, provides health education and evaluates and monitors compliance with health care guidelines
The influenza virus is a contagious respiratory illness that generally presents suddenly with high fevers, cough, body aches, fatigue, sore throat and sometimes stomach upset as well. It is typically passed through droplets in the air (or on hands) from coughing, sneezing or even talking, but it can also be spread through surface contact. It can range from mild to severe, but is typically treated at home with rest, hydration and treating the symptoms with medication.
Good hygiene habits are especially important this time of year, and please keep your children home from school if they are sick.
The CDC is a reliable source on all things flu: https://www.cdc.
Please take some time to read and prepare to help keep our amazing students healthy!