There have been many reports from the media regarding the virus called Enterovirus D68. This virus has now been confirmed to be in Massachusetts.
In an effort to minimize student exposure to this virus, as well as other illnesses, we ask that you take a few moments to read the attached Massachusetts Department of Public Health Fact Sheet regarding Enterovirus D68.
Please know that in school, nurses, teachers and staff will be emphasizing good handwashing and cough etiquette with the students. We ask that families review these measures at home as well.
In general, children who are ill should be kept out of school until their symptoms improve. As with all illness, especially with upper respiratory illnesses, please keep your child home until he/she is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications (such as Tylenol, Advil).
If your child has asthma, is having difficulty breathing, or symptoms worsen please seek advice from your child’s doctor promptly. Be sure to share your child’s updated Asthma Action Plan with your child’s school nurse.
Always feel free to contact your School Nurse with any concerns you may have about your child’s health.
Danvers School Nurses