Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease
Tick and Tickborne Disease: Prevention is Key Training Program for Schools Webinar. This 29 slide presentation contains information that can be used to educate Boards of education, school staff, students, and community members. Clicking here will redirect you to our professional learning page to view the training. (NYSCSH,5/2018) Clicking here will take you to our Professional Learning page.
Tick and Tickborne Disease Resource Toolkit: Sample Education Strategies for Prevention Education on Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases - Provides an overview of ticks and tick-borne disease, sample lesson plans, and resources linked to the NYS Education standards (5/2018).
Tick Bite: What To Do - Two-page fact sheet which describes how to remove a tick, what to do with the tick after removal, and what symptoms to watch for, which would indicate the need to see a health care provider. (CDC 4/2019)
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Management for Schools, Day Care Centers, and Parents
Be Tick Free Public Safety Web page- Provides methods to reduce exposure to ticks and offers information on personal protection using pesticides with a link to the NYS Pesticide Administration Database (NYSPAD) to search for personal insect repellents that are currently registered in NYS.
Pesticide Prohibition on Grounds at Schools and Day Care Centers - Under amendments to the State Education Law (Section 409-k) and Social Services Law (Section 390-g), no school or daycare center can apply pesticides to any playgrounds, turf, or athletic or playing fields. The requirements are administered by the State Education Department for schools and by the Office of Children and Family Services for daycare centers. Contact those agencies for information and answers to questions on the prohibition. Contact information is provided in NYSDEC Guidance. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation) Note: Individual use of insect repellents by students is permissible with parent permission and appropriate safety precautions on the method and location of the application.
NYS Education Department
Tick and Tick-borne Disease Education In Schools Memo -This memo provides information regarding the collaboration of the NYS Education Department, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Library, and other expert organizations to bring awareness, education, and resources to promote the education of students, families, and schools on the prevention of tick and tick-borne diseases. (5/29/2018)
NYS Integrated Pest Management- Cornell University
Don't Get Ticked NY - Offers over 35 resources and a school-specific link related to ticks and tick-borne diseases including FAQs, Fact Sheets, Videos, Infographics, and a school IPM blog. (NYS Cornell IPM-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Updated 8/2019)
- The ABCs of School and Childcare Pest Management
- Understanding and Managing Ticks – A Guide for Schools, Child Care, and Camps
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
See also: Insect Repellent
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