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Health Services - District Nurse Information

Students and staff identified as having any excludable symptom must be excluded for the timeline indicated by the Oregon Health Authority:

Student’s Symptoms or Illness

Student May Return to School When*

Fever: temperature by mouth greater than 100.4 degrees

No fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

Skin rash or open sores

Rash is gone; sores are dry or can be completely covered by a bandage; or with orders from doctor to school nurse.

New Cough illness

In general, when symptom-free for 72 hours. If pertussis (whooping cough) is diagnosed, after taking 5-day course of prescribed antibiotics, or when cleared for return by local public health authority. If COVID-19 is diagnosed, with orders from local public health authority.

Diarrhea: 3 loose or watery stools in one day OR newly not able to control bowel movements

Symptom-free for 48 hours.


Symptom-free for 48 hours.

Headache with stiff neck and fever; OR with recent head injury

Fever-free for 72 hours or with orders from doctor to school nurse. Release to participate for concussion. 

Jaundice: (new) yellow color in eyes or skin

After orders from doctor or local public health authority to school nurse.

Red eyes or eye discharge: yellow or brown drainage from eyes

Redness and discharge is gone OR with orders from doctor to school nurse.

Acting different without a reason: unusually sleepy or grumpy OR acting differently after a head injury

After return to normal behavior OR with orders from doctor to school nurse.

Major health event, like surgery OR an illness lasting 2 or more weeks

After orders from doctor to school nurse.

Student’s health condition requires more care than school staff can safely provide

After measures are in place for student’s safety.

About Us/Meet the BHSD Health Team


District Nurse – Julie Bruce, BSN, RN
Julie joined the BHSD team in Summer 2022. She can be reached at (541) 469-2108 or at [email protected]

Health Aide – Andrea Christensen

Andrea has been the health aide at K School since 2017, and is also the District interpreter.  She has worked in the medical field for 20 years.  She also has a son who attends school in the District.  She is responsible for providing health care to the students at K School daily from 10-2. 


Health Aide – Stephanie Duran

State and District Health Policies - Highlights

Communicable Disease-Students
Head Lice
Student Health Services and Requirements
Management of Food Services (No baked goods from home during school hours)

exclusionIt's time to make sure that your student's immunization record is up-to-date. Important immunization exclusion dates are coming up for the Brookings-Harbor School District. 

Information and Fact Sheets/Common Forms