BALL-CHATHAM CUSD 5 SCHOOL DISTRICT: The Flu Season is Upon Us!
Ball-Chatham CUSD 5 School District issued the following announcement on Jan. 9.
Flu cases are increasing in our area. In light of this, we’d like to provide information on how to help prevent the flu, and how to minimize the risk to others. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MR28LoW2oAFv85w3OpxmwVBP7Etzi6Hy/view?usp=sharing)
In addition, please note the guidelines below for our District concerning when to keep children home from school:
Guidelines For Keeping Children Home from School
Has had a fever of 100 degrees or higher within the past 24 hours. A student must be fever free without the use of fever reducing medicine for 24 hours before returning to school.
Has vomited within the past 24 hours
Has had diarrhea within the past 24 hours
Has a persistent cough or chest congestion
Has a rash of unknown origin
Has red swollen eyes that are draining, painful, and/or itching
Has been prescribed antibiotics for a contagious illness such as strep throat or pink eye. The child needs to have been on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
Original source can be found here.
Source: Ball-Chatham CUSD 5 School District