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Message for Students from ODS Health Room 
Posted 03/25/2020 04:59PM

Message for Students from ODS Health Room 

Oakhill Day School Parents,

While this is a challenging time for all of us, we consider it a privilege to serve you and your family at a time like this. 

How Do I Talk To My Child About COVID-19?

  • Click here for a great article that is very resourceful regarding talking to children. Monitor TV and social media.

  • Maintain a normal routine as much as possible.

  • Be honest and accurate.

  • Take time to talk and keep explanations age appropriate.  Early childhood and elementary school children need brief, simple information that should balance facts with the reassurance that their schools and homes are safe and that adults are there to keep them healthy and to take care of them if they do get sick.  While upper intermediate and middle school students are able to discuss the issue in a more adult like fashion. 

Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms 

Symptoms to watch for:

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion or inability to arouse

  • Bluish lips or face

 

Steps to protect yourself

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

 

Questions?

To ask Nurse Cathy, Aimee or Jan an Oakhill-specific question, please click here. Other health-related questions should be directed to your primary care physician.

Helpful Links:

Oakhill Day School
Oakhill Day School
7019 N. Cherry Street Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: 816.436.6228
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