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Health Update: Using Sunscreen at School

On May 4, 2017, Governor Inslee signed Substitute Senate Bill 5404 which took effect immediately.  A new section was added to the medication in school law (RCW 28A.210.260) that allows students to have FDA-approved topical sunscreen at school without a prescription from a licensed health care professional.

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Health Update: Mumps in King County (UPDATE)

Mumps has spread and health officials urge immunization. Please make sure all family members are current with MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) immunizations. State Law requires complete immunizations for school attendance. Those with incomplete immunizations records or exemptions for MMR will excluded from attending school by directions from the local health jurisdiction – if there is a confirmed case of the disease at a school site. The Washington State Department of Health reminds people across the state to take precautions to help stop the spread of mumps.

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