If you’ve been reading the Pottstown Mercury or Reading Eagle newspapers, it’s no surprise the students at Cornwall Terrace elementary are falling ill. On January 29, 2020, the Pottstown Mercury stated, “Confirmed cases of the flu in Berks County spiked by about 50% last week, the 3rd full week in January 2020. State health officials say 590 cases were reported in Berks for the week ending Jan. 25. There have been 1,754 flu cases reported in Berks since the 2019-20 season began in October, the seventh most of 67 counties reporting.”
With the rapid spread of all of the viruses and flu, review this flyer and important notes below on when to keep your child home and when you may be able to return your child to school. Please pay particular attention to number 2:
1. A doctor’s excuse/clearance is REQUIRED if your child was absent for the following communicable and potentially communicable diseases:
- Whopping cough
- Respiratory streptococcal infections
- Scarlet fever
- Skin rashes
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Ringworm of the scalp
- Infectious mononucleosis
2. A note from the parent/guardian is sufficient for all other illnesses.
- Any student who was absent 3 or more consecutive days and does NOT have a doctor’s excuse/clearance MUST report to the nurse before being readmitted to class.
- It is important that you do NOT medicate your child with Tylenol or Ibuprofen before sending him or her to school.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.