Thank you parents and guardians for keeping sick students home (temperature > 100 or throwing up or diarrhea). If students have missed school and would like to return, ideally they should be symptom free and without fever reducing medications for 24 hours before returning to school. Students who are ill and have tests or other important work can make that up another time. Teachers will greatly appreciate the importance of student health. Thank you again for considering our entire school community's health.
Like other schools across the United States, Richmond community is experiencing typical varying levels of flu virus activity.
This year's flu virus activity is the same as most years I've seen at RMS. I'm encouraged by the respect for handwashing, staying home when sick and flu vaccine prevention efforts we have here in the Hanover community.
Please reach out to me if you have questions, happy to help if I can.
A resource for flu symptoms and treatment: https://www.cdc.gov
-Abigale Pelletier RN abigalepelletier@dresden.