Current Health Issues
Flu season is here! Here's what you can do:
Stay Informed: TexasFlu.org is the DSHS site for flu information in Texas. Dial 2-1-1 for flu information and vaccination locations or use the Vaccine Locator to find out about vaccine availability in your area.
Get Vaccinated: Get a flu vaccination now. It's the best way to protect yourself and others.
Stop the Spread: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you’re sick. Have a plan to care for sick family members at home. Clean common surfaces like doorknobs, handles, and keyboards.
Pearland ISD follows the guidelines and expertise of national and local health officials to help protect our students and staff from all communicable diseases. The district is aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and has now spread world-wide.
Families are encouraged to visit the CDC website for more information.
Another resource is the Texas Department of State Health Services Novel Coronavirus-2019 Outbreak.
The health and safety of Pearland ISD students, staff, and community members is vital. Please notify your child’s teacher if your child is ill and is temporarily unable to participate in learning or completing assignments.
Call your healthcare provider if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing.
Here are some resources for you and your family if Coronavirus-like illness occurs:
If your doctor recommends testing for Coronavirus but you are having trouble finding a local testing center, or you do not have an established healthcare provider, please see the following resources:
There are facilities in Brazoria County capable of COVID-19 testing. Prior arrangements must be made at each facility in order to be seen. Please do not go to these locations without calling first.
COVID-19 Call Center for Brazoria County Residents:
For any questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the Brazoria County Health Department.
COVID-19 Call Center
Monday - Friday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Saturday: 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
"Vaping is becoming an increasing epidemic among teens. In 2018, e-cigarette use nearly doubled in high school students"(AHA, 2019).
This is a national trend. There is an educational handout created by the American Heart Association (AHA) to explain what e-cigarettes are, how they work, what they look like, why they are unsafe, and what parents can do. CLICK HERE
The CDC also has resources related to Electronic Cigarettes.
- Classified as a viral zoonosis (virus contracted through animal-to-human transmission)
- Similar symptoms to the chickenpox virus, typically leaves 2-4 weeks before clearing up on its own
- First discovered among a colony of monkeys back in 1958 and primarily occurs in parts of Central and West Africa