Zika Awareness Information
The health and wellness of students and staff is a priority at CCPS. The District is working closely with the Florida Department of Health-Collier (FDOH) to share information regarding prevention of mosquito-borne diseases with students, staff and parents. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and FDOH maintain websites with up-to-date information related to Zika.
Zika virus spreads primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito.
to the CDC, only 1 in 5 people infected with the virus will have symptoms. The
illness is usually mild and symptoms may include a rash, low-grade fever, red
eyes, pain behind the eyes, and joint pain.
infection during pregnancy can cause a birth defect of the infant’s brain
called microcephaly (small head and underdeveloped brain).
following measures are recommended by FDOH and CDC to help prevent Zika
long sleeves and pants, shoes and socks when outside.
EPA-Registered insect repellent to exposed skin before school.
- Insect repellents are not permitted at school.
- Products with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 are the most effective and long-lasting.
- Products with 20% picaridin, 30% DEET, or 30% oil of lemon eucalyptus can provide 8 hours of protection.
apply repellent according to instructions on the label and consult with your
child’s healthcare provider.
- Drain standing water and cover or remove objects that can collect water.
For more information:
- Superintendent’s Letter regarding Zika Prevention
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Florida Department of Health
- Mosquito Bite
Protection in Florida English / Spanish
- Mosquito Bite Prevention (United
- En Español: Prevención de picaduras de mosquitos
- Protect Your Family En Español: Proteja a su familia
- Find the Insect Repellent that is Right for You
- Using Insect Repellants Safely and
- En Español: Use los repelentes de insectos de
manera segura y efectiva
the Water Campaign”
educational materials for teachers, students and parents
the Water” Teacher Toolkit
- Video: Fight Mosquitoes with these simple tips!
- FDOH Zika Information Hotline- 855-622-6735
FDOH Zika Information Hotline- 855-622-6735