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Katy ISD 2020 - 20121 Nurse of the Year, Ms. Bernadette Kingsley
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Parents and Students COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Parents and Students 2021-02-09T17:45:57Z<div class="ExternalClass1864533868C44B429255C317B6DD51E4"><p>Helpful COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Parents and Students:<br></p><ul><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/COVID-19_Variant.pdf" target="_blank">COVID-19 Variant</a><br></p></li><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/Vaccine_Comparisons.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Comparisons</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/COVID-19_Pre-Vaccine_Tips.pdf">COVID-19 Pre-Vaccine Tips</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/Vaccine_FAQs_English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine FAQs - English</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/Vaccine_FAQs_Spanish.pdf">Vaccine FAQs - Spanish </a></p></li><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/Vaccine_Myths.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Myths</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/Myths_and_Facts_about_COVID-19_Vaccines___CDC.pdf" target="_blank">Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/How_the_COVID-19_Vaccine_Developed_So_Fast.pdf" target="_blank">How the COVID-19 Vaccine Developed so Fast</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/Understanding_How_COVID-19_Vaccines_Work___CDC.pdf" target="_blank">Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/dept/healthservices/Documents/5_Tips_for_Handling_COVID-19_Vaccine_Anxiety.pdf" target="_blank">5 Tips for Handling COVID-19 Vaccine Anxiety</a> </p></li></ul><div><br><p>For more information and resources on COVID-19, please visit: </p><p><a href="https://www.dshs.texas.gov/IDCU/disease/Coronavirus%2c-Novel.aspx?terms=coronavirus" target="_blank">Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19</a> </p><p><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html" target="_blank">Centers for Disease Control and Preventions COVID-19</a><br></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Recent News About The CoronavirusRecent News About The Coronavirus2020-02-13T19:32:29Z<div class="ExternalClass69729A2DB49A47FFBF13624986AC289C"><p><strong>February 13, 2020:  Lackland base has 91 individuals under 14 day quarantine beginning 2/6/2020. Some were solo travelers, others were family groups.</strong></p><div><ul><li><p>2/11/2020 1 individual (solo traveler) developed fever and was sent to an unidentified San Antonio hospital for isolation in a negative pressure room.</p></li><li><p>2/12/2020 coronavirus diagnosis confirmed by CDC.</p></li><li><p>A contact investigation is underway.<br></p></li></ul></div><p><strong>​What is Coronavirus?</strong></p><p><strong></strong>A coronavirus is a type of common virus that can infect your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. They can spread much like cold viruses. Almost everyone gets a coronavirus infection at least once in their life, most likely as a young child.</p><p>Most coronaviruses are not dangerous, but some are. Those that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS ) can be deadly.</p><p>To learn more about the transmission, symptoms, prevention along with current data, trends and resources go to:</p><p><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><font color="#0563c1"><a href="https://www.dshs.texas.gov/IDCU/disease/Coronavirus%2c-Novel.aspx?terms=coronavirus" target="_blank">https://www.dshs.texas.gov/IDCU/disease/Coronavirus,-Novel.aspx?terms=coronavirus</a></font></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><br></span></span></p><p><strong>Information Update</strong></p><p>With recent news about the coronavirus, you or members of your family may have some questions or concerns. As always, Katy Independent School District continues to follow proper health and safety precautions to ensure the wellbeing of students and staff by taking direction from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as our local health departments. The CDC is closely monitoring reports of the novel coronavirus (named 2019-nCoV). For current or updated information you may go to the<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/" target="_blank"> CDC main website</a>.</p><p>Katy ISD has been advised that the risk to the general public, including school-age children, is very low. Local Health Officers continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide further advice and information as it becomes available.<br></p><p>The District takes the following measures to ensure a safe learning environment for all students and staff:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Continuously educate students, staff, and community members about the importance of frequent hand washing; covering a cough or sneeze; not touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth; staying home when ill; and other measures to prevent the spread of all communicable disease;</li><li>Routinely disinfect campuses with cleaner that is effective against multiple disease-causing viruses and bacteria;</li><li>Monitor students for symptoms and refer students to the school nurse for assessment as appropriate;</li><li>School nurses exclude students from school attendance according to <a href="https://dshs.texas.gov/DCU/health/schools_childcare/SchoolHealth/?terms=communicable%20disease" target="_blank">Department of State Heath Services Guidelines</a>; and  </li><li>Work with <a href="http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/" target="_blank">Harris County Public Health</a>  and <a href="https://www.fbchhs.org/" target="_blank">Fort Bend County Health and Human Services</a> for any suspected case of a "<a href="https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/investigation/conditions/" target="_blank">Reportable Condition</a>." </li></ul><p> </p><p>Parents and guardians can help to keep their child, our schools, and community healthy by:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Observing their child for signs of infection which may include coughing, colds, fever, itching on the skin and scalp and unusual rashes.</li><li>Keeping sick students at home and seeking medical attention for severe illness.</li><li>Reinforcing the importance of good hand hygiene.</li><li>Adopting healthy practices, such as disposing of used tissues, coughing into a sleeve rather than into a hand, and not touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth</li><li>Keeping children home until free of fever for 24 hours (without the aid of fever reducing medication)</li><li>Keeping children home until diarrhea free for 24 hours (without the aid of anti-diarrheal medication)</li><li>Receiving the flu vaccine.</li></ul><p> </p></div>
Update on the Investigation of Vaping Related Pulmonary IllnessUpdate on the Investigation of Vaping Related Pulmonary Illness2020-01-23T20:38:24Z<div class="ExternalClass8F9A9DE970734925A26C3E59D91C7D55"><p>​</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><img alt="Texas Department of State Health Services" src="https://admin.govdelivery.com/attachments/fancy_images/TXHHSC/2015/01/415254/color-dshs-h_original.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:700px;" /></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Dear Public Health Partner,</p><p> We have updated the <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDAxMDguMTUxODkyMzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5kc2hzLnRleGFzLmdvdi9uZXdzL3VwZGF0ZXMuc2h0bSN2YXBpbmcifQ.5qZHZ6xIXSQbhZ92dIqdjuKKAPdERAYFRJW7ZJVzzsg_br_73773742851-2Dl&d=DwMFAw&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=_jIrpCcFApwdHSjiw-jV8SVdDEl0zbYJfC6CNeMGxCU&m=5azyArbkv1d5S7TO1iqHm28mvp3Ws6DornSNaLinvng&s=d8fbab950DZkEWyvGG0ZX6trU-aLMDCvipEd3yIje6U&e="><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">state update</span></a> and <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDAxMDguMTUxODkyMzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5kc2hzLnRleGFzLmdvdi90b2JhY2NvL3BkZi9WYXBpbmctV2hpdGUtUGFwZXIucGRmIn0.oLE3aY5ROiFVJ9V7FVjBQ5sOMSOQwm-2D-2DO4VC-2Di7XmMM_br_73773742851-2Dl&d=DwMFAw&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=_jIrpCcFApwdHSjiw-jV8SVdDEl0zbYJfC6CNeMGxCU&m=5azyArbkv1d5S7TO1iqHm28mvp3Ws6DornSNaLinvng&s=QidRdKybhnQUgq-v5D_mb0FyYrT1E-Fski5iu07bj1A&e="><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">Update on Investigation of Vaping-Related Pulmonary Illness</span></a> document on the websites:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDIsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDAxMDguMTUxODkyMzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5kc2hzLnRleGFzLmdvdi8ifQ.l1zdfsjZIP5WnFM9VoU8KwxSGsGt5Fv818UwulxNTfc_br_73773742851-2Dl&d=DwMFAw&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=_jIrpCcFApwdHSjiw-jV8SVdDEl0zbYJfC6CNeMGxCU&m=5azyArbkv1d5S7TO1iqHm28mvp3Ws6DornSNaLinvng&s=EsM1KT94yseGPXh0nMDLztlW_dj-B2KPJhbSMBdzbrY&e="><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.dshs.texas.gov/</span></a></li><li><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDMsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDAxMDguMTUxODkyMzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5kc2hzLnRleGFzLmdvdi92YXBpbmcvIn0.brVb5ry-2DwdzWnTUC-5FBfat3v-5FjDtaHa4qPbPOfvI-5Fnt4_br_73773742851-2Dl&d=DwMFAw&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=_jIrpCcFApwdHSjiw-jV8SVdDEl0zbYJfC6CNeMGxCU&m=5azyArbkv1d5S7TO1iqHm28mvp3Ws6DornSNaLinvng&s=59OmeG3MBcPFffKL7PVIngvEHzdQu0C9mGNcA3madlI&e="><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.dshs.texas.gov/vaping/</span></a></li><li><a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__lnks.gd_l_eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDQsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMDAxMDguMTUxODkyMzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5kc2hzLnRleGFzLmdvdi9uZXdzL3VwZGF0ZXMuc2h0bSN2YXBpbmcifQ.qf-2DVmCMCv0aFUkfqkOPYc4hyCtwq4Tf6UtF694DSwas_br_73773742851-2Dl&d=DwMFAw&c=Bg75SrweeeOWjU7z0YJ1jg&r=_jIrpCcFApwdHSjiw-jV8SVdDEl0zbYJfC6CNeMGxCU&m=5azyArbkv1d5S7TO1iqHm28mvp3Ws6DornSNaLinvng&s=0p3_6vCdxY6SOGAId2Zt0334u32uKArLM0iXQNuhZl8&e="><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#vaping</span></a></li></ul><p>The websites and documents will be updated as information and resources continue to become available. 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6301 South Stadium Lane

Katy, TX 77494

Therese Highnote BSN, RN

Director of Health Services

Phone: 281-396-2629    Fax: 281-644-1844

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