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Infectious Diseases Resources for Secondary Educators

The daily mix of students and staff provides numerous opportunities for germs to be passed between everyone in these settings, especially from child to child. Children are natural explorers of their environments, play closely together and readily share their possessions, food and germs.

Educators play a key role in preventing the spread of common childhood diseases by educating children and their caregivers on infection prevention and control practices.

The GlitterBug Handwashing Kit - an activity based kit for hand hygiene promotion and infection control. Contact your School Health public health nurse to learn how to access this resource.
We offer a variety of services to support student health and infection prevention, including information related to common childhood illnesses, a list of reportable diseases and notification processes, and support with infection prevention and control in schools.

Hand Washing Heroes – Government of Canada video for young children

Hand Washing Song – video available in 31 languages

How to Properly Wash Hands Video – Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) video

Handwashing for Kids (PDF) and Hand Sanitizing for Kids (PDF) posters for use in schools.

Handwashing Lessons and activities: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Hand hygiene – Sick Kids | About Kids Health

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