Good afternoon HUUSD community,
The COVID-19 case count for this week has been posted to the HUUSD website. You will note that the case count is higher this week as compared to previous weeks. We have been in contact with the Vermont Department of Health and have not identified any school related outbreaks at this time. We will continue to monitor cases in each school. You may check the Vermont Department of Health website for statewide data trends.
Here are some ways to keep your family and others healthy during this time:
- If your child is sick, keep them home from school.
- Get a test for COVID-19 when symptoms occur; testing locations and other information can be found here. You can make an appointment to pick up an antigen or a LAMP test at many locations. Tests kits are also available at school.
- Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Encourage your child to cover any cough and to wash their hands.
- Consider masking in indoor spaces, especially if someone you live/spend time with is immunocompromised or is more likely to get very sick with COVID-19.
- If your child is recovering from an illness, consider masking until symptoms have completely resolved.
- We have also seen an increase in flu and other viruses in our school community.
- We continue to recommend that anyone with symptoms stay home. The Vermont Department of Health recommends testing when possible. Those testing positive for COVID-19 should follow isolation guidelines (HUUSD/VDH).
- If your child has experienced a cough, sore throat and fever lasting more than 48 hours we recommend that you contact your child’s primary care provider.
- Staff and students may return to school when symptoms have significantly improved and they have been fever free for 24 hours without using medication to reduce fever.
At this time, individuals can continue to make personal choices about masking in the school setting. We will continue to monitor case counts in our schools and communicate updates as they arise.
Allison Conyers, HUUSD COVID Coordinator