Head lice are common, especially among children between the ages of 3 to 12. Head lice do not spread any diseases, but itching can develop in infested individuals. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home, school, or community has nothing to do with getting head lice. Anyone who has hair can get head lice.

What are lice?
Does my child need to stay home if they have Lice?
  • No.  Students are welcome to attend school.
How do I treat my child if they have Lice?
Prevention is Key
  • For more information from Island Health on how to Prevention