A Clinton High School student may have a case of the mumps and Clinton High School Principal Jerry Wayne weighed in on the situation Thursday morning.
On the WHOW Morning Show Thursday morning, Wayne told Regional Radio News they always keep the health of their students at the front of mind and in this time they are making sure students are very aware of what to do to keep from getting sick.
The vaccination debate continues to be fought by a small number in the public, Wayne says a vaccine doesn't necessarily mean complete immunity and points any parents with questions to their school nurse, Jill Martin.
Mumps is primarily spread by direct contact with respiratory droplets. Students are advised to cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and washing their hands often.
For questions or information, you can contact the district nurse, Jill Martin, by calling 217-935-8337, extension 1007.