Seasonal Allergies, Asthma and COVID19
Dear Parents/Guardians of a Student Attending the Academies @ Roxborough:
If your child has been diagnosed with Asthma, a Seizure Disorder, and or Allergies resulting in an Anaphylactic Reaction, requiring the use of treatment with medications such as Albuterol, Clonazepam or an Epi-pen), please notify the School Nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org. The School Nurse will need to have the emergency medication available in the School Nurse Office in case the condition is activated while your child is at school.
The doctor or healthcare professional will typically provide a prescription for home and a prescription for school. The medication should be brought to school in the packaging originally provided by the pharmacist and will be stored in the School Nurse Office. You will need to fill out the right side of the “Request for Administration of Medication in School Form”, and the doctor will need to fill out the left side of the form.
Additionally, we are not out of the cold, flu and COVID season and spring seems to be arriving early. This means that those who suffer from allergies may have begun to have symptoms. While it may be time to start taking allergy medicine, do not rule out the possibility that your child’s symptoms may be COVID-19. Please test your child if they develop a runny nose, cough, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste, loss of smell, chills, fever, nausea, vomiting and or diarrhea. If they test positive, they need to isolate at home for 5 days. If their symptoms are improving, they may return on day 6 wearing a high-quality K-N95 or an N-95 Mask for days 6-10.
Forms you may need to turn in:
You may notify the school nurse of the result of their COVID test. You may also return all forms to the School Nurse at email@example.com.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the School Nurse.
You can obtain a PDF of this post at this link: Nurse Letter 3-6-2023.