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Welcome to MTHS School Nurse Homepage

Name: LoriAnn Gibson

Email: lgibson@mtschools.org

Name: Kristen DiGirolamo

Email: kdigirolamo@mtschools.org

Phone: 732 657-4523

Fax 732 408-0291


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Here are the latest public health recommendations as we continue to see a rise in local COVID-19 cases:

All students are to stay home when sick or if they have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.    

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone with suspected or known COVID-19 for 15 or more minutes during a 24-hour period.

If a student is being tested for COVID-19 due to illness, stay home until results and further guidance are received.

If someone in their household is being tested for COVID-19 due to illness, students should also stay home until the test result is received.

Parents/guardians students should notify school administrators of illness and known exposure.

COVID compatible symptoms

At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose; OR • At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder.

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The 2020-2021 flu season this year is particularly important due to COVID-19. 

Influenza is a respiratory illness causing fever (temp > 100.0°F), cough and/or sore throat. Other signs are headache, body ache, congestion and malaise.  Influenza viruses are spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes near (within 3 feet) another person.

Although getting a flu vaccine is not a guarantee that you won’t get the flu, vaccinated persons have less severe symptoms than unvaccinated individuals. Therefore if you did not get a flu vaccine it is still a good idea to get one.  Check local pharmacies for availability.  The flu season can last until May.  Please refer to the Ocean County Health Dept. link for further information and flu shot clinic dates.

 

Methods to prevent the spread of influenza:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue and dispose the tissue into the trash after use.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean, disinfect surfaces and objects contaminated with germs.

If you become ill with influenza stay home until you are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications! 

Anti-viral medications are available by prescription.  These medications should be given within 48 hours of onset of symptoms to lessen severity, shorten the course of disease and help prevent complications such as pneumonia.