In the News: Health Updates
Public Health Organizations:Sullivan County Public Health Services Updates:****** ADVISORIES / INFORMATION ******
Coronavirus (Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV) Update:
February 5, 2020 - Letter from NYS Department of Health and NYS Education Department
Recently, a new coronavirus called 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China that has not been previously found in humans. This coronavirus can lead to fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There are thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside of Wuhan. Additional cases are being identified in a growing number of countries, including the United States.
At this time, there are no cases in New York State. The risk to residents and students is low. At this time of the year, there are many possible causes for respiratory illness. Therefore, there is no need to cancel school or social events, and there is no need for students or school staff to wear surgical masks at school.
As a reminder, all student health information is confidential and may only be shared in accordance with FERPA. Students should not be excluded from school or any school activities based on race, country of origin, or recent travel, including to any part of China.
Video: Coronavirus: Impact on School Districts (NYSSBA News)
June 14th: Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements
Measles spreads easily and can be dangerous to anyone who is not vaccinated.
Information from Public Health Services:
- Informational Letter from Sullivan County Public Health Services
- Top 4 Things Parents Need to Know about Measles
- Top 4 Things Parents Need to Know about Measles - Spanish version
- Measles Questions and Answers
- Additional Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
If you have questions about measles or the measles vaccine, do not hesitate to call the New York State Measles Hotline at 888-364-4837.
- It's Spring–Time to Prevent Lyme Disease - CDC Guidance
- CDC Guidance for (K-12) School Administrators for School Responses to Influenza during the 2009-2010 School Year - Aug 7, 2009