Health Office Update: May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022
TA had 5 new cases of Covid on Monday, one on Tuesday and ZERO on Wednesday & Thursday. Thank you to students for masking this week & keeping our community healthy!!
What to do if your student tests positive for Covid:
- If you have no symptoms on day 5 (date of positive test is day 0) and you are negative you may return to school.
- If you have no symptoms on day 5 and you are still testing positive, please wear an N95 mask until day 10.
- If you still have symptoms (cough, runny nose, headache, sore throat, extreme fatigue) on day five -continue to stay home until – symptom free. (Unless you are testing negative.)
Students 5 and older should get their first booster if they haven’t already.
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).
Next walk-in booster clinics: 5/27/22 Royalton Town Office 11:30 AM-2:00 PM.
Extra take home kits & N95 masks are available in the Health & Main Office.
Vermont Department of Health Covid management guidelines are on the TA Health Page. A friendly reminder your child needs Cardiac Covid sports clearance if they had Covid; All this information is available on TA’s Health Page.
Remind your teens to be avoid swimming in fast water/rivers with strong currents. Do not swim
at the Union Village Dam with water rushing through. Teens remember to always swim with a
buddy, NEVER dive where water is rocky, cloudy, or shallow; do not drink alcohol and swim.
Deer ticks are out -DAILY TICK CHECKS RESUME.
-Ellen’s Lyme Disease prevention video: https://norwichcommunitynurse.org/index.php/health-topics/
War in Ukraine
There are ways to help during this horrific war: there is a UNICEF coin collection box outside the Health Office, UNICEF is helping thousands of children. Online donations can be made to: the International Committee for the Red Cross (https://www.icrc.org/en) and Doctors Without Borders (https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org) these organizations are providing emergency water, food and medical aid. A Polish women and children’s charity, UNAWEZA: https://www.unaweza.org/en/support/ is helping Ukrainian refuges in Poland.