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  • Welcome to MP Health Blog

    Posted by Cathy Lake on 3/24/2020


     School Health

    Welcome MP Community,

    Thank you for visiting my blog.  Just a bit about myself...I have been a

    school nurse for 8 years, with just over one year at Mountain Park.

    I am thrilled to be working at MP and interacting with such a

    phenomenal team of students, staff, and families.  Just like most of you,

    I am currently working remotely and also enjoying extended time with 

    my husband, two college age sons, and daughter in high school.

    I miss seeing the beautiful, friendly faces of our students each day and 

    look forward to being together in school again when possible.  For now,

    my suggestion is to remember to enjoy each precious moment together 

    as time truly flies.

    I will be posting current health updates and resources for students 

    and their families during the school closure.  Please email me at

    clake@bhpsnj.org with any questions, concerns, or just to say hi and 

    share how you are doing.  I am here to support you and your families, 

    so please reach out if I can be of assistance.

    Best wishes,

    Mrs. Lake  

    Guidelines from the CDC:

    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

    How to Protect Yourself

    Illustration: woman sneezing on man

     Know How it Spreads

    • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019
    • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
    • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
      • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
      • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.


    Take steps to protect yourself

    Illustration: washing hands with soap and water 

    Clean your hands often

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    Illustration: Woman quarantined to her home


    Avoid close contact

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. 
    man in bed


    Stay home if you’re sick

    • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. 


    woman covering their mouth when coughing


    Cover coughs and sneezes

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


    man wearing a mask


    Wear a facemask if you are sick

    • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. 
    • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.


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     Clean and disinfect

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces dailly. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.







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