Health Update & Reminders (09-16-20)

posted Sep 16, 2020, 7:17 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully

Dear Lynnville-Sully Families:

This week, there have been a number of students sent home with COVID-19 symptoms. Please continue to monitor students for signs and symptoms of illness: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

If signs of illness develop, please STAY HOME and call your healthcare provider as well as the school nurse for more information.  Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Students sent home by the school nurse, or remain home based on a parent decision, with COVID-19 symptoms must follow school isolation procedures before returning to school.

  • Isolate from others

  • If parent keeps a student home, contact the school nurse for guidance

  • Stay home in isolation until ALL these conditions are met:

    • No fever for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medicine. AND

    • Symptoms have improved. AND

    • At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

A student may return to school before the 10 day isolation period if one of the following is provided to the school nurse: (1) Documentation of a COVID-19 negative test result OR (2) Documentation of a medical diagnosis that symptoms are not related to COVID-19 from a healthcare provider. For example, COVID-19 symptoms were diagnosed by a healthcare provider as allergies, strep throat, etc…  In addition to appropriate documentation, the student has no fever for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medicine and symptoms have improved before returning to school.

The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: Wash your hands often; Avoid close contact—maintain 6 feet between yourself and others; Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others—especially in public settings outside your home; Cover coughs and sneezes; Clean and disinfect; Monitor your health daily—stay home if ill.

Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community members.  We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together.  Thank you for your support of the Lynnville-Sully School District.


If you have questions, please contact us directly at ehresman@lshawks.com or 641-594-4445 extension 103 and/or  wyma@lshawks.com or 641-594-4445 extension 127.

Sincerely,

Shane Ehresman, Ed.S. - Superintendent

Justine Wyma, MSN, RN, CLNC - School Nurse


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