Health Information

 
Coronavirus (COVID19)
A Message from the School Nurse
 
Updated Travel Guidance
In addition to our normal flu season precautions (see below), students and staff returning from any location with a level 2 or 3 travel warning with a COVID-19 outbreak are encouraged to reach out to the school and share your travel history.  If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days after you left, you should
 
  • Seek medical advice – Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Not travel on public transportation while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
 

Students and staff returning from mainland China arriving in the United States since February 3, 2020, should be excluded from school for 14 days, beginning the day after they left China.

 

 

WHEN SHOULD I STAY HOME?

As a community, we can help ensure the general health of our students at school. Remember, please continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases. Keep children home if they have:
  • fever of 100.0 or higher
  • coughing
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • sore throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • unusually red, itchy, watery, or burning eyes
  • body chills
  • or generally feel ill

Our District is continuing to monitor updates from the Center for Disease Control and Santa Clara County Office of Education regarding the Novel Coronavirus. If you have additional questions, contact LGUSD District Nurse, Sheila McConville, at (408) 335-2074.  
 
 
 

HEALTH UPDATE

IMMUNIZATION UPDATE 

Attention 6th Grade Parents:

Your child needs a Tdap booster and a 2nd Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine prior to 7th-grade admission. 
 
If your child has had chickenpox, you are now required to provide a medical exemption waiver from your doctor prior to 7th-grade admission.
 
Please bring proof of these immunizations and/or this medical exemption waiver to the Fisher Health Office by June 4th or email them to smcconville@lgusd.org no later than August 1, 2020.
 
Your child will not receive his/her schedule on the first day of 7th grade if these documents have not been received.
 
 

New California School Immunization Requirements effective July 1st, 2019

Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, changes to the California school immunizations requirement regulations are as follows:

Requiring 2 (rather than 1 @ <13 years) doses of chickenpox vaccine at:

  • Kindergarten entry
  • 7th grade advancement
  • K-12 new admission or transfer

 

Age and date restrictions removed for the following:

  • Mumps, hepatitis B, Hib, pertussis, chickenpox

 

Admission/transfer for K-12

  • 2 doses MMR
  • 3 doses Hep B

 

Medical exemptions for new admissions:

  • Must be signed
  • California - licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Each temporary exemption may be issued for no more than 12 months

 

Additional resources to support the new requirements can be found at https://www.shotsforschool.org/

 

AUTHORIZATION FORMS
 
If your student needs to have medication administered at school, please complete the appropriate form below.  Each form requires a medical provider to sign and stamp the form for authorization.