The second semester is well underway and so is the circulation of flu and cold viruses. The below information is from KDHE and Jeff West is highly encouraging and recommending all teachers, staff, and students to follow the below listed guidelines and information. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your physician or the school nurse, Megan D. Steele, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has new recommendations for those persons who are symptomatic with influenza-like illness and have either a positive laboratory test for influenza or have been treated with antiviral medication used to treat influenza is considered to have a case of influenza. To control the spread of influenza the following isolation requirements should be followed:
- For each person with a case shall remain in home isolation for five days following onset of illness or until fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medications, whichever is longer.
Thank you for helping us control the spread of influenza in our schools.