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Cedar Hill ISD Health Services Department Health Advisory

On Feb. 9, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) informed Cedar Hill High School that three students have the mumps. That same day, all CHHS parents received a phone call and email from the school principal, and cleaning staff began disinfecting the campus. DCHHS has not informed the district of any additional cases at any other CHISD school. If your child has a fever or flu-like symptoms, keep them home and contact your health care provider. Those who have not received the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine are most at risk. If you have questions or concerns about your child attending school, please contact the school nurse at your campus. 

District Protocol on Fever 

To keep our school community healthy, we ask that parents follow the district’s illness protocol. Keep your student home if he or she has a temperature of 99.8 or higher, and is suffering from one or more of the following: cold/flu-like symptoms, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, swollen glands or rash. To prevent the spread of illness, do not send them to school. Your child must be fever-free for at least 24 or more hours before they may return. Students who require fever reducing medicine should be kept home. If your child has a fever or any of the symptoms listed above for more than 48 hours, seek medical attention immediately.  

Prevent your child from becoming ill or spreading disease by doing the following:

  1. Dress them properly for the weather.
  2. Make sure they have plenty of fluids, rest and proper nutrition.
  3. Teach them to cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  4. Encourage frequent hand washing with soap and water. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer may be substituted when soap and water are not available.

Information About Mumps
According to DCHHS, mumps is a highly contagious viral disease that is spread by droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, headache, swelling of the salivary glands, fatigue muscle aches and loss of appetite. With your help, we can reduce illnesses on our campuses. To learn more about the disease and to find information about where to get vaccinated, visit the following websites: