Zika and School
Pinellas County School’s Health Department has issued several suggestions for preventing Zika:
Use insect repellent
Wear protective clothing
Keep mosquitos outdoors
Dump standing water
Additionally, Pinellas County Schools utilizes air conditioning and ensures there is no standing water around our school sites to reduce mosquito risk.
Concerned parents should spray their student’s skin and clothing with insect repellant before coming to school. Many brands of repellent last up to 8 hours, so spraying before coming to school should provide coverage for the school day.