Lake school district partners with state to spread word about Zika prevention
2016-17 school year is off to a great start in Lake County. Throughout the
year, teachers and administrators will continually prepare an enriching
learning environment that will give our students every opportunity for success.
This year’s preparation also includes critical efforts to prevent the spread of
the Zika virus and to ensure all students, parents, educators and visitors stay
healthy and safe.
County Schools is working closely with the Florida Departments of Education and
Health to spread the word about Zika prevention.
standing water can serve as mosquito breeding sites, our custodial staff will
monitor school grounds and remove standing water as much as we can. Sources of
standing water might include buckets, trash cans, planters, playground
equipment and spaces beneath modular structures. We will also work to keep
vegetation low on our campuses.
can help protect against Zika by practicing basic mosquito bite prevention,
such as dressing students in clothing that covers arms and legs and, if
desired, administering insect repellent at home before students arrive at
school. Here are a few tips from the CDC and some additional resources from the Florida
Department of Health. More information is available through the State of
Florida’s Zika Virus Information Hotline, 1-855-622-6735.
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