The following notifications were sent out to families regarding pertussis:
March 10, 2020
A MESSAGE FOR CHARTER ARTS FAMILIES FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE:
Your child may have been exposed to a case of pertussis (whooping cough). Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Pertussis begins with cold symptoms and a cough, which become much worse over 1-2 weeks. Symptoms usually include a long series of coughs (“coughing fits”) followed by a whooping noise. However, coughing may be absent in children, adolescents, and adults who were previously vaccinated. There is generally no fever.
January 29, 2020
A MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE: