South Pasadena Unified School District
February 4, 2020
The South Pasadena Unified School District is closely monitoring the recommendations from the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Los Angeles County Public Health Department regarding the novel coronavirus. Public Health has said that the threat to the general public in Los Angeles County for contracting the disease remains low. Although there are only 11 cases of the disease in the United States, the number of cases in China is significantly escalating.
There is now some evidence that the disease can be transmitted from an asymptomatic person to a healthy person. The US Department of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency. This action on their part allows local, state and federal officials to better work together to coordinate their response.
Last Friday, January 31, the White House issued a new set of directives that:
We are advising parents to keep your child at home if he/she has a fever above 100.0 degrees F. Please do not send your child to school because you gave him/her fever reducing medication. Once your child has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (Tylenol/acetaminophen, Advil/ibuprofen) and without lingering symptoms, your child may return to class. If children are sick during the school day, they will be sent home. If you or your family has recently traveled to China, we request you consult your regular family health care provider for guidance. Thank you for helping us keep our school community healthy and safe.
If you have any questions, please contact our District Nurse, Alexandra Platz, at 626-441-5830.