Mary Blackwood, RN is our District Health Coordinator as well as the nurse at the early childhood center and the elementary school. Brenda Collins, LPN is the nurse at the middle school and high school. In addition to a registered nurse and a licensed practical nurse on our full-time staff, the Hollister R-V School District partners with Jordan Valley Community Health Center to provide additional health services for our students.
The Jordan Valley School Based Health Clinic (SHBC) is located within the Hollister Elementary School. Jordan Valley works with our school nurses and teachers to help keep our students healthy and in school. Jordan Valley offers an on-site medical provider several days a week, telehealth options, as well as behavioral health services. The services at this clinic are available to all Hollister R-V students.
Jordan Valley Community Health Center's Trudi's Kids Mobile Program also offers dental and vision services to Hollister students. Students must have a consent form on file to receive services. For additional information or if you have questions, contact Nurse Mary Blackwood or Dawn Cowden, Jordan Valley Community Health Worker at 417-243-4025.
When to keep my child home from school
A few guidelines for keeping your child home from school:
When your child has a contagious condition, a rash with an unknown cause, pink eye, open sores, or sore throat, please notify your school nurse. Hollister school district follows the guidelines from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and often, the nurses are able to determine if a student needs to be seen by a health practitioner.
Information Regarding Coronavirus 2021
WHAT IS IT?
Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives. These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time. Symptoms may include:
Human coronaviruses can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. This is more common in people with cardiopulmonary disease, people with weakened immune systems, infants, and older adults.
HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?
Your health care provider may order laboratory tests on respiratory specimens and serum (part of your blood) to detect human coronaviruses. Laboratory testing is more likely to be used if you have severe disease.
HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED?
Human coronaviruses is most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
There are currently vaccinations available for children 12 years and older at this time to protect against COVID-19. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, click HERE. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following:
There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. However, you can do some things to relieve your symptoms:
If you are mildly sick, you should:
If you are concerned about your symptoms, you should see your healthcare provider.
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