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A Letter from ECS Nurses to Parents

October 1, 2020

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We are so excited about having our students back in buildings for learning and instruction. Please help us keep the spread of COVID-19 down by keeping your child at home if he or she is sick.

 

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with COVID-19 may have these symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

It is our goal to do all we can to make sure your children stay well and are able to attend school. We need your help to keep down the exposures of contagious illnesses. If a student in your child’s classroom tests positive for COVID-19, close contacts will be put in quarantine for 14 days. Close contacts may include the entire classroom.

 

If your child has a new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or a new loss of taste or smell, please do not send your child to school. If you send your child to school with any of these three symptoms, your child may be sent home as a potential case, and the whole class or segments of their class may be sent home to quarantine. If you are not sure, please keep your child at home, and contact your school nurse or health care provider for guidance.

 

We appreciate the time you share your children with us each day, and we are working hard to keep them healthy and safe!

 

Debbie Ludlam, Lead Nurse, Eufaula High School, (334) 687-1110, cell 695-4516, debbie.ludlam@ecsk12.org

Dee Miller, Admiral Moorer Middle School, (334) 687-1130 x1107, cell 695-6441, dee.miller@ecsk12.org

Robin Long, Eufaula Elementary School, (334) 687-1134 x2005, cell 695-9179, robin.long@ecsk12.org

Julie Bailey, Eufaula Primary School, (334) 687-1140 x4, cell 695-0145, julie.bailey@ecsk12.org

Carly Wilbourne, Eufaula Early Learning Center, (334) 687-1100 x1024, cell 695-0327, carly.wilbourne@ecsk12.org

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