Dear Parents, and Families:
We are writing to you because we value the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families.
Could I have COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever - you may consider a temperature above 100.4F a fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The following practices are extremely important for preventing the spread to all students and adults:
· Do not bring your student to school if they do not feel well or have cold or flu-like symptoms (elevated temperature, fever, cough, shortness of breath). Keep your student home.
· Do not come to work at the school if you do not feel well or have cold or flu-like symptoms (elevated temperature, fever, cough, shortness of breath). Stay home.
· Wash hands often with soap and water. If you do not have soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
· Sneeze and cough into a tissue, elbow or sleeve instead of your hands. Throw used tissues in a garbage container immediately after use. If you use your hands to cover a sneeze or cough, wash your hands immediately with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Protect others by wearing a mask.
· Avoid rubbing your eyes, touching your nose or putting your fingers by or in your mouth.
Monitor your symptoms
Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19.
If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.
Discontinuing home isolation
If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath and have not been around anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you should stay home away from others until 72 hours after the fever is gone - without fever-reducing medicine like Tylenol) and symptoms get better.
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) share information about COVID-19 at:
The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #. Note: The DOH coronavirus hotline (1-800-525-0127, press #) is experiencing high traffic and may be temporarily unavailable.
The district takes this health risk very seriously. School district information will be posted on the district website and updated as new information is available.
Sincerely your School Nurses,
Nurse Heidi Collins
Nurse Debra Thurston