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Health Office Update: February 2, 2022

This update was originally sent by email to families on Feb. 2, 2022

  1. At TA we have 5 new Covid cases thus far this week in grades: 11, 10, 9 and 8. Please consider your student a presumptive contact and have them do a Covid test if they develop: sore throat, runny nose, fever, cough, headache, change in taste or smell.
  2. We continue to have a stomach virus at TA, please remind your student not to share water bottles, food etc. Students must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  3. A friendly reminder when you call your child out sick, please let us know what symptoms they are having.
  4. Please remember we do have immunocompromised students and staff here at TA and not all can be vaccinated against Covid or influenza.

FOR ATHLETES & FAMILIES

New Return to Play Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics have been released:

  1. For Mild Covid (less than 4 days of fever, less than 7 days of body aches, chills, lethargy) or asymptomatic cases: Duration of isolation is 5 days, DO NOT exercise during isolation.
    1. Athlete may see pediatric provider on day 5 of isolation (no longer day 10)
    2. There is a brand new two day return to play protocol: Day 1 do a light practice, Day 2 do a normal practice, no games until day 3.
    3. If an athlete has any dizziness, racing/irregular heartbeat, unexpected shortness of breath or chest pain the athlete must be evaluated by a doctor that day.
  2. For Moderate Covid symptoms the athlete will see their pediatrician and receive instruction re: return to play.
  3. The pediatric cardiologists at the Children’s Hospital at UVM Medical Center have just developed a new form for providers to use at the athlete’s sports clearance appointment, as soon as it is available TA will make it available on the health page.
  4. The rate of myocarditis after Covid infection is 0.5-3%

Thanks to students, parents, guardians and staff who are working together to help students stay well. Everyone is making a great team effort.



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