What's Going Around
Symptoms seen week of January 7th-January 11h
Absent rates for illness have been very low this week. Our community seems overall healthy. For the few absences we have had, these are reported symptoms:
-fever, bodyaches, headache, fatigue, cough, congestion (influenza like symptoms)
-occasional cases of vomiting/diarrhea
- Influenza has been reported early this year, we had cases reported in September. Other schools in the district have had cases reported in the last few weeks. This year an influenza diagnosis or influenza like illness symptoms (high fevers, body aches, headaches, cough, congestion, sore throats) will require students to stay home 7 days from onset of symptoms which will mean a full 5 days of school to prevent transmission.
-Lice- lice is always present in approximately 1% of the US population, we have had occasional cases being reported at Shawanoe since August, please see district health services webpage here for district lice policies.