Current Health Alerts

Current Health Alerts

COVID-19 is a new viral disease. Scientists are still learning about how it spreads, how it impacts children, and what role children play in the spread of the disease. People with CIVUD-19 have a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after an exposure. These symptoms may include:
-fever* or feeling feverish/chills
-cough
-shortness of breath
-fatigue (tiredness)
-muscle or body aches
-headaches
-new loss of taste or smell
-sore throat
-runny or stuffy nose
-nausea or vomiting
-diarrhea

*It's important to note that most children with COVID-19 may not have a fever.

Your child's temperature will be taken prior to getting on the bus or if a car rider, upon arriving at school. Please help us out by checking your child's temperature before sending them to school and keep your child home if they are not feeling well or are showing any of the above symptoms. You will be called and expected to pick up your child as soon as possible if they become ill.

Please contact your health care provider if you have any questions. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment offer free COVID-19 testing for anyone ages 5 and above. You must schedule an appointment by calling 913-715-2819. Please see the Health Resources page for more information on COVID-19.

Parents:
Please be proactive and make sure your student is up to date with their immunizations. This is important whether we are in school or remote learning. Please contact the nurse's office if you are having difficulty getting this completed.

A single dose of Tdap is required for students entering 7th grade, if no previous history of Tdap, regardless of the interval since the last Tdap. The meningitis vaccine is required for entering 7th grade and a booster at 11th grade. Hepatitis A is not currently required, but will be soon. Please start on it now so that you are ahead of the game.


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