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The Northbrook Clinic
The Northbrook Clinic is open every day from 8 am until 4 pm. It is located in the front office of the school. The phone number for the clinic is 678-407-7142 and the clinic nurse is Ms. Annie Popkin.
The 2018-19 flu season has begun
and Georgia is experiencing higher levels of flu than anticipated for this time of year. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend an annual flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect against influenza. And, although the flu shot can't prevent every case of flu, it can protect you from more severe illness. It’s not too late to get a flu shot; so consider getting a shot for yourself and your family members, especially those with asthma and other chronic illnesses. Health officials encourage families to take precautions to limit the spread of illness, including washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home and keeping ill children home when flu-like and other cold symptoms appear.
If your child has flu-like symptoms, please contact your physician or health clinic for recommendations. The flu may last 7-10 days. If your child has a fever, they must be kept home. They must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school. Please refer to this Healthy Habits link for tips on flu prevention. If you have questions about the flu or flu prevention, you may also contact the Gwinnett County Health Department at 770-339-4260.
We appreciate your efforts in helping us keep our students and staff well and healthy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
When should I keep my student home?
Parents often wonder what makes a child too sick to go to school, childcare, or camp. The spread of common illnesses, such as flu/colds, gastrointestinal illnesses (diarrhea), pink eye (conjunctivitis), and Strep throat can be limited if children (and adults) who are ill stay home and away from other people.
Is my child too sick to go to school?
Children/adults with the following symptoms should be kept home until the symptoms go away for a full 24 hours (without the aid of medication):
- Diarrhea (3 or more loose stools in a 24 hour period)
- Greater than 100.3°F if child has other symptoms or
- Greater than 101°F if child has no other symptoms
Children (and adults) should also stay home and away from other people if they have:
- Pink eye/Conjunctivitis
- If the infection is bacterial, stay home until on antibiotics for a full 24 hours
- Strep Throat (until on antibiotics and fever-free for a full 24 hours)
- A bad cough
- An itchy rash
- Rash/draining sores that can not be covered
- Mouth sores with drooling
If your child is sick with any of these symptoms, please contact your child’s doctor to see if they need to be seen. If your child has been seen by a doctor and has been cleared to return to school, please tell your child’s school nurse or clinic worker.