Communication Notice (recommended to be distributed if two or more cases are present)
We have been advised of a suspected case(s) of impetigo in our classroom/school. While impetigo is a nuisance, it is a common childhood infection. Parent/guardians are encouraged to watch their child for signs of impetigo which include small red pimples or fluid filled blisters with yellow scabs which are most commonly found on the face around the nose or mouth area.
If you suspect your child may have an impetigo infection, please contact a health care provider for treatment or 811 for advice. If it is determined your child has impetigo, they will need to stay home from school for 24 hours after antibiotics have been started.
To find out more, check out this fact sheet on impetigo at: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/publications/PublicHealthEducation/06012_ImpetigoBrochure_June07_En.pdf