Health Office Update: April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022
Covid Cases Increasing
The subvariant BA.2 is very, very contagious. Many families have had recent Covid exposure. Please be smart about masking and distancing around folks you don’t know. Be careful over the upcoming break as you travel.
Adults 50 years and older and all 12 years old and up with immunocompromise can get a 2nd booster (if the previous booster was more than 4 months ago). Students 12 and should get their first booster if they haven’t already. Check your Covid vaccination cards. The Vermont Department of Health in White River Junction has one, up-coming walk-in clinic on April 26 from 1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. at 118 Prospect Street.
Extra take home kits are available in the Health & Main Office please test before returning to school May 2nd if exposed. Report at-home rapid test results to the VT Dept. of Health on this simple form. Vermont Department of Health Covid management guidelines are on the TA Health Office page. We have had five new cases of Covid within our school community reported this week.
Sports Screenings Post Covid
A friendly reminder students need cardiac Covid sports clearance if they had Covid. This information is available on TA’s Health Office webpage.
Deer Ticks – Spring is here and ticks are back out. DAILY TICK CHECKS/SHOWERS RESUME. Watch Ellen’s Lyme Disease prevention video.
TA is seeing cases of GI virus, flu, Covid and an upper respiratory virus with a sore throat. If your child is sick they must stay home until they are all better. A friendly reminder, students with upper respiratory symptoms still need to do a home rapid Covid test.
War in Ukraine
These are four ways to help: there is a UNICEF coin collection box outside the Health Office, Online donations can be made to: the International Committee for the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Both organizations are providing emergency water, food and medical aid in the Ukraine. A Polish women and children’s charity, UNAWEZA. Our thoughts are with the people in Ukraine.