Health Information

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Review the following resources for important heath information. Keep in mind that the information about viruses is provided for information only and does not indicate an outbreak in our area.

Current Health Updates

Monkeypox Information
In the event that a student or staff member is diagnosed with Monkeypox, RISD Health Services will contact and coordinate with Dallas County Health and Human Services. As RISD’s public health authority, DCHHS will conduct all interviews, contact tracing, and facilitate communication for our staff and families.

For up to date information:

Additional Health Information

These health fact sheets are provided by the following organizations:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS)

Bacterial Meningitis


Flu season is typically from October thru mid-May. Preparation is the key. Management is a team effort between parents, students, health care professionals, Richardson ISD, and Dallas County Health Department. Each plays a vital role in managing the flu season responsibly.

Our schools help by:
  • Teaching and encouraging proper handwashing techniques.
  • Teaching effective coughing and sneeze techniques such as cough into your sleeve.
  • Posting signs around the campus as a visual reminder
  • Offering free flu vaccinations to staff.
  • Encouraging all staff to remain home when ill.
Parents help by:
  • Having their families vaccinated against the flu.
  • Encouraging proper handwashing, sneeze and cough techniques be used at home.
  • Consulting their healthcare providers when flu-like symptoms begin. Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, fatigue and nasal congestion.
  • Keeping children home when ill.
Students help by:
  • Washing their hands for twenty seconds with soap and water before and after eating, after sneezing or coughing into their hands, after using the restroom, after playing outdoors and any other time their hands are dirty.
  • Using tissues when sneezing and coughing into their sleeves.
  • Not sharing food and drink.
  • Encouraging others to do the same.

Heat-Related Illness

Lice / Pediculosis


Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis

Staph / Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Tuberculosis (TB)

West Nile Virus

Zika Virus

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