Contagious and Communicable Conditions
UCPS nurses and staff will follow all North Carolina State recommendations for the safety and health of employees in the prevention of Covid-19 when school is in session.
UCPS school health and the CDC recommends that all staff and students get a yearly flu shot. Flu clinics are held by CVS yearly at schools for easy access to all staff members, and children over 12 years of age.
Symptoms of the Flu
- Fever or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore Throat
- Runny/stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Some people have vomiting or diarrhea, but this is more common in children
Lice is a nuisance and not a disease. School Health realizes that when your child has lice, it can be frustrating and difficult to remove, but it is not a health concern. The Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend excluding children from school due to lice or nits. Union County Board of Education has developed a lice policy that requires that we notify parents if a student has live lice, and the student must be removed from school for treatment. Communication to classrooms where a staff member has seen live lice will happen in elementary schools only. UCPS staff is not responsible for inspecting children's heads, or communicating to other parents when lice is discovered by parents at home. See below for the complete UCPS Board of Education Policy.