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The Clatsop County Public Health Department is assisting the Knappa School District’s response to an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis at Hilda Lahti Elementary School.  The first reports of students and staff experiencing vomiting and diarrhea came Monday, and by Wednesday the number had grown to about 55 people. Another nine or 10 cases were reported Thursday.

Brian Mahoney, Public Health Director, said department staff, in accordance with state health guidelines, have visited the school to inspect common areas that could have been linked to the illness and left specimen kits with school staff to collect stool samples for testing to identify the particular strain of the illness. The department collects epidemiological case information on the identity of the affected persons, when they became ill, their symptoms and other information.

Public Health is also working with the school to recommend measures to control the outbreak, including cleaning of common areas and surfaces.  Viral gastroenteritis can be spread by contact with an infected person or a contaminated surface, but not through the air. The most common symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea, and symptoms usually subside after two-three days. However, those with the illness are advised to remain home for three days after symptoms are gone to reduce the risk of spreading the illness.

Clatsop County contact: Brian Mahoney, Public Health Director, (503) 325-8500

Click HERE to for more information about how to prevent the spread of this illness.







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School-Based Fluoride Tablet Program 

5 things every parent should know about fluoride: 

1)  Fluoride can prevent tooth decay (cavities).

2) The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics
recommend school fluoride programs.

3)  Your child can get FREE fluoride at school through Oregon’s state Oral Health

4)  Fluoride tablets are for children who do NOT drink fluoridated water and do   NOT take fluoride tablets at home.

5)   Always follow the advice of your dentist. For more information, please contact
us at 971-673-0339 or visit our website at





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 Authorization for Medication Administration at School:

Medication must be in its original container with the student’s name. In the case of prescription medication, it must be accompanied by the physician’s prescription (a prescription label is sufficient). 

Medication is only administered at school if it is required that it be given during school hours.


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We know an education is the best gift we can give our children. We also know that healthy kids learn better and healthy kids start with health coverage that their families can afford.

Healthy Kids is Oregon’s newly expanded no-cost and low-cost health coverage program for uninsured kids and teens up to 19 years of age.  Healthy Kids is comprehensive coverage offering medical, dental, vision, prescription, and behavioral health coverage.

No family makes too much money for Healthy Kids. Parent’s income will determine whether a child is eligible for the no-cost or low-cost coverage option. For example, a family of four that earns as much as $67,200 a year may qualify for low-cost coverage.


Your child or student can be a Healthy Kid!

Make the call or apply online today for Oregon Healthy Kids! or call 1-877-314-5678


For local assistance with your Healthy Kids application, please contact:

 Judi Mahoney, Healthy Kids Outreach and Enrollment Worker for Clatsop County at

 (503) 358-2333, or via email at: