NJSD Updates Families on Illness Concerns

NJSD Updates Families on Illness Concerns

Press Release

A message from NEENAH JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Dear Staff and Families:

The Neenah Joint School District values the health and well-being of our students, staff and families. We work throughout the year to promote healthy schools. Safety is always our priority.

As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) share more information about COVID-19, or the coronavirus, we want you to know that we are regularly in contact with the Winnebago County Health Department. Our school nurses and school health services staff work alongside school administrators to plan and respond to emerging communicable disease concerns following the guidance of the public health department and CDC recommendations.

A continued theme from public health officials is that it is currently flu and respiratory disease season and getting vaccinated for influenza, taking everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed is recommended. CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Help your students to wash their hands well
  • Do not drop off your sick child at school
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • If a student is out ill, please notify the school office of the symptoms present so illnesses can be tracked and the health department can be updated.

We have provided links to important information below to help you become more informed about this virus.

Links below to the Centers for Disease Control information about COVID-19:

Links to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services information about COVID-19:

Link to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction webpage:

The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving and changing. We understand there is uncertainty involved in this situation. We plan to keep you informed as needed. We encourage you to contact the District school nurse or local public health department if you have further questions.

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