We are working with Clark County Public Health to control the spread of illness within our school. Although we don’t know the specific cause of illness, we are following the following public health guidelines that minimize the transmission of diseases like norovirus as well as some respiratory illnesses. These include:
- Tracking the reasons for student and staff absences to better understand the extent of the health problem.
- Encouraging frequent and thorough hand washing and ensuring that bathrooms are stocked adequately with soap and paper towels.
- Excluding ill students and staff with vomiting and/or diarrhea from school for 48 hours or more after their last episode of vomiting or diarrhea to pre-vent them from spreading the disease to others around them. Most people are still contagious for 48 hours or longer after their last episode of illness.