Health Office Update: September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022
We are seeing slightly fewer students out sick with upper respiratory viruses (cold/cough/sore throat) at the end of this week. We are hopeful that both this non-Covid virus and Covid may be decreasing some.
- If your student is sick, please let the Main Office or Health Office know what symptoms they are having when you call in. If your child has: a fever over 100.0 degrees, vomiting, headache, sore throat, nausea, diarrhea, significant congestion (that’s not allergies), communicable rash (scarlet fever, impetigo) they must stay home.
- The incubation period for Covid is 1-3 days usually, however the Covid rapid tests are showing positive results approximately 1-3 days after the onset of symptoms.
- There is a second virus circulating which has the same symptoms of Covid, so the only way to tell the difference is to test.
- If your child has Covid or illness/injury that keeps them out of school for more than 1-2 days please have your student or yourself be in touch w/ the teachers.
The Covid plan:
- If a student is diagnosed with Covid, they should stay home for five days, returning to school on day six if symptoms are improved and the student has had no fever for 24 hours.
- Covid Cardiac Sports Clearance needs to be sent to the Health of Office by your student’s pediatrician before resuming sports/PE.
- We’ve had an additional 9 cases of Covid this week.
FLU CLINIC at TA – October 13th:
For students and staff. Consent forms will be attached to next week’s health update.
News from VT Department of Health:
- The Covid Omicron bivalent booster is available now at doctors’ offices & pharmacies.
- The Vermont Department of Health has many Vermont Dept. of Health Walk-in Clinics
- Upper Valley Pediatrics HAS the bivalent Omicron booster available, for those over 12 years old -802-785-4722.