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Preventing the spread of illness in school

 
 

Thank you to all of the parents who have been conscientious about reporting contagious illnesses such as the flu, strep throat and conjunctivitis to me in a timely manner. Please report that your child tested positive for the flu using a swab or if they are exhibiting flu-like symptoms but have not been tested and whether or not they have been started on Tamiflu.
It is important that everyone follow the guidelines below to prevent the spread of illness in the school environment. Please keep your child at home with:
•Fever: a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen in order to return to school.
•Vomiting: at any time in the last 24 hours
•Nausea
•Sore throat persisting longer than 2 days
•Persistent coughing: until seen by the doctor to determine cause
•Red, puffy eyes not caused by seasonal allergies From November to March, symptoms are likely caused by a contagious infection and not allergies.
•Rash that is not allergy related
Thanks for helping to keep our Tashua community healthy!
Susan Quigley, RN, NCS