Coronavirus and Cold and Flu Season Updates and Information

 
Page last updated: 2/20/20, 11:22 a.m.
 
 
Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo addresses coronavirus
 
您需要了解的资讯 新型冠状病毒 (2019-nCoV)
 

 

 

Update 5 Published Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:44 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for "Resources & Links")

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

As we have been throughout the past two weeks, we remain committed to staying in communication with you during this time of concern. As of today, there are still 11 cases of novel coronavirus in the United States. Six of those cases are in California and one is associated with Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH), which we continue to work closely with, says there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and the risk from the novel coronavirus to spread in our county remains low.  

 

When the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency that went into effect on Sunday (2/2/20), the HHS issued new guidelines and directives that LADPH will also be working with to implement its directives. You can see those directives below, as published by LADPH and as we shared in our last communication. While the recent federal and county directives in regard to quarantines and isolations for those who recently traveled from China are not being enacted retroactively by LADPH, we are actively working with the few students and their families who fall into this retroactive category. We are collaborating with students and their families to offer a home-study program. This has been appreciated by our families, and we will continue to partner with everyone involved and all those who are concerned to ensure we are doing everything in our power to protect our students, staff, parents, and community.

 

At this time, thanks to the precautionary and collaborative approach from our students, families, and staff, we currently do not have any students who fall into this retroactive category attending class. The proactive approach our district is taking and the willingness of our staff to work with families has helped alleviate many concerns people may have. We will continue to be as proactive as possible and adjust as needed as the coronavirus remains an evolving issue. 

 

We understand the federal, state, and county guidelines may be changing and adapting as this very fluid situation continues to develop and as they learn more. We will continue to rely on the expertise and guidance from our health officials and will continue to adapt with them and support them as needed. We also greatly appreciate our staff, students, parents, and community willing to do the same as we all navigate this and work through this sensitive time together. 

 

New Directives from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: (*Source LADPH)

 

  • Restricting all foreign nationals who have traveled or been in China the last 14 days to enter the US. This order can be renewed by the President every 14 days. 
  • Requiring all US citizens and their close family members returning from China to enter through one of eleven airports in the US (including LAX), where they will be screened by US Customs and Border Protection agents. If travelers are showing signs of respiratory illness, they will be sent for additional testing to a healthcare facility. 
  • Those that were in the Hubei Province at any time in the past 14 days will be quarantined at a secure location and monitored for illness for 14 days from their last exposure. Returning travelers from other places in China who have been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus may also be subject to a quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. 
  • Returning travelers from all other parts of China who have not been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus will be allowed to travel to their final destination where they will be monitored by their local public health department and asked to remain in their homes and avoid public places for 14 days from last exposure.

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be working with the state and federal government to implement the new directives to contain the virus and is taking the following actions: 

 

  • Assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the safe transport of travelers arriving in LAX from China who need to be quarantined; such travelers will be isolated at the quarantine station at LAX and then safely transported to and quarantined at a military base in Riverside County where they will be monitored and supported by personnel at the base.
  • Updating and distributing guidance to local healthcare providers around screening and treating people with suspected cases of novel coronavirus.
  • Working with schools, colleges and universities to ensure compliance with new guidance from CDC that excludes newly arriving travelers from China from public settings, including schools, for 14 days from their last exposure. 
  • Providing accurate information to community residents through multi-lingual communications using print, radio, tv and social media outlets as well as delivering packets of fact sheets about novel coronavirus to over 800 community-based organizations.
  • Establishing protocols for monitoring the health of US citizens and their family members returning from China who are in LA County and need to remain in their homes for up to 14 days; this includes making sure they receive appropriate services and testing should they become ill within 14 days of last exposure.
  • Continued monitoring of all people identified as close contacts of any confirmed cases to assess health status, and, where appropriate, issue exclusion requirements in accordance with CDC directives.

 

We continue to appreciate the concern for our students and staff that many of you have shared with us. We remain focused on this issue with extra staff dedicated to monitoring and helping us stay informed and will communicate with you as we receive new information. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and we take this responsibility extremely seriously. You can view this communication, our fifth, (in English and Chinese) and the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff at this link and on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. You can also find the Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines and precautionary prevention steps and resources there as well. A new resource you might be interested in is a Coronavirus FAQ from LADPH (FAQ Chinese version). Scroll to the bottom of the page to quickly access “Resources & Links” on this page that we will continue to update. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional information and Arcadia Unified news. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,

正如我們在過去兩週所做的那樣,我們仍然致力於在這段令人關注的時間內與您保持溝通。截至今日為止,美國仍然是有11例新型冠狀病毒病例。其中例在加州,一例與洛杉磯縣有關。我們將繼續與之密切合作的洛杉磯縣公共衛生局(LADPH)表示,目前的情況對公眾沒有立即的威脅,不需要特別的預防措施,並且新型冠狀病毒在我們縣內傳播的風險仍然很低。

當美國衛生與公共服務部(HHS)宣佈週日(2/2/20)生效的公共衛生緊急狀態時,HHS發佈了新的指南和指令,LADPH也將與之合作以執行其指令 。您可以在下面看到這些由LADPH發佈,並且我們在上一次通訊中分享的指令。雖然LADPH並未追溯性地制定關於聯邦和縣政府針對最近從中國來之人的檢疫和隔離指令,但我們正積極地與屬於該追溯類別的少數學生及其家庭合作。我們正在與學生及其家庭合作,提供一項家庭學習計劃。這一點得到了我們的家庭的讚賞,並且我們將繼續與所有相關人員和所有關心的人合作,以確保我們盡我們所能保護我們的學生、教職員、家長和社區。

目前,感謝我們的學生、家庭和教職員採取的預防和協作方式,我們目前沒有任何屬於這一追溯類別的學生上課。我們學區正在採取的積極主動做法,以及我們教職員與家庭合作的意願,已經幫助緩解人們可能有的許多擔憂。由於冠狀病毒仍然是一個不斷演變的問題,我們將繼續盡可能地保持積極主動,並根據需要進行調整。

我們了解到,隨著這種非常不穩定情況的持續發展,以及隨著他們更多的了解,聯邦、州和縣的指南可能會發生改變和應變。我們將繼續依靠我們衛生官員的專業知識和指導,並將根據需要,繼續與他們一起應變並支持他們。在我們所有人共同經歷並度過這個非常敏感的時間裡,我們也非常感激我們的教職員、學生、家長和社區願意這樣做。

美國衛生與公共服務部的新指令:(*資料來源 LADPH

  • 限制所有在之前14天內曾到中國旅行或去過中國的外國人進入美國。此命令每14天總統可以延長一次。
  • 要求所有從中國返美的美國公民及其近親家屬通過美國11個機場之一入境(包括洛杉磯國際機場),在那裡美國海關和邊境保護局將對他們進行檢查。如果旅客顯示出呼吸道疾病的症狀,他們將被送往醫療機構進行進一步的檢查。
  • 在之前14天的任何時間內曾經到過湖北省的人,將被檢疫隔離在一個安全的地方,並在他們最後一次接觸的14天內接受疾病監測。從中國其他地方返美的旅客,如果他們與新型冠狀病毒確診病例有密切的接觸,也可能在最後一次接觸的14天內被檢疫隔離。
  • 從中國所有其他地方返美的旅客,如果他們未與新型冠狀病毒確診病例有密切的接觸,他們將被允許前往他們的最終目的地,在那裡他們將受到當地公共衛生部門的監測,並被要求在最後一次接觸的14天內留在他們的家中,並避開公共場所。

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部將與州政府和聯邦政府合作,執行控制病毒的新指令,並採取以下行動:

  • 協助疾病預防控制中心(CDC)安全地運送從中國抵達洛杉磯國際機場並需要檢疫隔離的旅客;這些旅客將被隔離在洛杉磯國際機場的檢疫站,然後安全地被運送並隔離在河濱縣的一個軍事基地,並在那裡接受基地人員的監測和支持。
  • 更新並向當地醫療保健提供者分發關於檢查和治療疑似新型冠狀病毒患者的指南。
  • 與學校、學院和大學合作,確保其遵守CDC的新指南,該指南將從中國來的新抵達的旅客,在他們最後一次接觸後的14天內排除在公共場合(包括學校)之外。
  • 通過使用印刷、廣播、電視和社交媒體管道的多種語言通訊,向社區居民提供準確的資訊,並向800多個社區組織遞送有關新型冠狀病毒的情況說明材料。
  • 建立監測從中國返美的美國公民及其家人(這些人在洛杉磯縣並需要留在家裡最多14天)健康的程序;這包括確保如果他們在最後一次接觸後的14天內生病,他們能獲得適當的服務和檢查。
  • 繼續監測所有被確認為與任何確診病例有密切接觸的人,評估其健康狀況,並在適當的時候根據疾病預防控制中心的指令,發佈排除在外的要求。

我們繼續地感謝你們當中許多人對我們學生和教職員的關心。我們將繼續關注這一問題,並有額外的員工致力於監測和幫助我們保持對情況的了解,並在我們收到新資訊時與您溝通。我們的首要任務是我們學生和教職員的健康和安全,我們極其認真地對待這一責任。您可以在此鏈接和我們的網站上查看我們本次(即第五次)英文和中文版的通訊,以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請告訴我們。您也可以在那裡找到疾病控制中心和洛杉磯縣公共衛生局的指南,以及預防性預防措施和資源。您可能會感興趣的新資源是LADPH的冠狀病毒常見問題解答 (常見問題解答中文版本)。滾動到頁面底部以快速地訪問此頁面上的「資源和鏈接」,我們將繼續對其進行更新。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書頁面推特頁面,我們將在那裡分享其他資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區新聞。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

 

Update 4 Published Monday, February 3, 2020, 7:32 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for "Resources & Links")

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We are continuing to monitor the novel coronavirus and the very latest developments. We want to continue to communicate what the new developments are and how they will impact Arcadia Unified schools. As you may know, the United States Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus. This state of emergency went into effect yesterday (2/2/20), and it brings new federal guidelines. According to a press release issued today from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in Los Angeles County, there is still only one case of the coronavirus of a non-resident, and the risk to the general public remains low both in Los Angeles County and across the United States. 

 

New Directives from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: 

 

  • Restricting all foreign nationals who have traveled or been in China the last 14 days to enter the US. This order can be renewed by the President every 14 days. 

 

  • Requiring all US citizens and their close family members returning from China to enter through one of eleven airports in the US (including LAX), where they will be screened by US Customs and Border Protection agents. If travelers are showing signs of respiratory illness, they will be sent for additional testing to a healthcare facility. 

 

  • Those that were in the Hubei Province at any time in the past 14 days will be quarantined at a secure location and monitored for illness for 14 days from their last exposure. Returning travelers from other places in China who have been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus may also be subject to a quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. 

 

  • Returning travelers from all other parts of China who have not been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus will be allowed to travel to their final destination where they will be monitored by their local public health department and asked to remain in their homes and avoid public places for 14 days from last exposure.

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be working with the state and federal government to implement the new directives to contain the virus and is taking the following actions: 

 

  • Assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the safe transport of travelers arriving in LAX from China who need to be quarantined; such travelers will be isolated at the quarantine station at LAX and then safely transported to and quarantined at a military base in Riverside County where they will be monitored and supported by personnel at the base.
  • Updating and distributing guidance to local healthcare providers around screening and treating people with suspected cases of novel coronavirus.
  • Working with schools, colleges and universities to ensure compliance with new guidance from CDC that excludes newly arriving travelers from China from public settings, including schools, for 14 days from their last exposure. 
  • Providing accurate information to community residents through multi-lingual communications using print, radio, tv and social media outlets as well as delivering packets of fact sheets about novel coronavirus to over 800 community-based organizations.
  • Establishing protocols for monitoring the health of US citizens and their family members returning from China who are in LA County and need to remain in their homes for up to 14 days; this includes making sure they receive appropriate services and testing should they become ill within 14 days of last exposure.
  • Continued monitoring of all people identified as close contacts of any confirmed cases to assess health status, and, where appropriate, issue exclusion requirements in accordance with CDC directives.

 

Arcadia Unified Guidelines:

The Arcadia Unified School District will comply with and support the new federal and county guidelines for quarantines to help ensure the health and safety of all of our students and staff. If we do have students who go through a quarantine, we will work with the students and their families with sensitivity, respect, and confidentiality. If a student needs to miss school under these quarantine guidelines, we will work closely with the student and their parents/guardians to ensure they can continue their learning while they are away from school. Students who have been asked to be quarantined under these guidelines will be excused from their absences in accordance with the guidelines. Please note, the new quarantine guidelines are not being implemented or recommended retroactively for people who have returned from China prior to the declared health emergency per the risk factor. We understand the federal, state, and county guidelines may be changing and adapting as this very fluid situation continues to develop and as they learn more. We will continue to rely on the expertise and guidance from our health officials and will continue to adapt with them and support them as needed. We also greatly appreciate our staff, students, parents, and community willing to do the same as we all navigate this and work through this sensitive time together. 

 

Masks Guidelines: 

At this time, LA County Public Health recommends students and staff not wear masks to protect themselves, as they are not an effective method of general prevention. However, as a precaution, students and staff are allowed to wear facemasks on all Arcadia Unified campuses, if desired. We understand that wearing masks is a common practice for some, and individuals may wear them at their own discretion. Please note, Arcadia Unified students who are sick must follow our health guidelines and should not be sent to school sick, even if they wear a mask. Reminder: Do not send your child to school if they may be sick.  

 

AUSD Guidelines For Parents When Your Child is Sick:

If your child is sick, please follow these guidelines for when to keep your child home:

 

  • A temperature of 100 degrees or above
  • Students must be fever-free without fever-reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Motrin) for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Student may return to school 24 hours after last episode
  • Uncontrollable cough or wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Suspected communicable disease (i.e. chickenpox)
  • Suspected infections
  • A rash of unknown origin – student may return to school when written authorization is received from the health care provider
  • Students must stay home with head lice infestation until they have been treated and all lice and nits have been removed.
  • Regardless of fever, students must stay home for the first 24 hours while on antibiotic therapy unless specifically cleared by a health care provider.
  • If you are unsure, please keep your child home until you have received appropriate medical clearance

 

We continue to genuinely appreciate the concern for our students and staff that many of you have expressed. We will remain focused on this issue with extra staff dedicated to monitoring and helping us stay informed and will communicate with you as we receive new information. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and we take this responsibility extremely seriously. You can view this communication, our fourth, (in English and Chinese) and the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff at this link and on our website here. You can also find the Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines and precautionary prevention steps and resources there as well. Scroll to the bottom of the page to quickly access “Resources & Links” on this page that we will continue to update. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional information as well as communicate essential and emergency communications. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,

們正在繼續監測新型冠狀病毒和最新的發展動態。我們希望繼續傳達新的發展動態,以及它們對阿凱迪亞聯合學區學校的影響。如您所知,美國衛生和公共服務部在應對新型冠狀病毒疫情宣佈了公共衛生緊急狀態。這種緊急狀態已於昨天(2/2/20)生效,並帶來了新的聯邦指南。根據洛杉磯縣公共衛生部今天發佈的新聞稿,洛杉磯縣仍然只有一例非居民的冠狀病毒病例,並且在洛杉磯縣以及全美各地,公眾面臨的風險處於低水平。

美國衛生與公共服務部的新指令:


  • 限制所有在過去14天內到中國旅行或去過中國的外國人進入美國。此命令每14天可經由總統更新一次。

  • 要求所有從中國返美的美國公民及其近親家屬通過美國11個機場之一入境(包括洛杉磯國際機場),美國海關和邊境保護局將對他們進行檢查。如果旅客顯示出呼吸道疾病的症狀,他們將被送往醫療機構進行進一步的檢查。

  • 在過去14天的任何時間內曾經到過湖北省的人,將被隔離在一個安全的地方,並在他們最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內接受疾病監測。從中國其他地方返美的旅客,如果他們與新型冠狀病毒確診病例有密切的接觸,也可能在最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內被隔離。

  • 從中國所有其他地方返美的旅客,如果他們未與新型冠狀病毒確診病例有密切的接觸,他們將被允許前往他們的最終目的地,在那裡他們將受到當地公共衛生部門的監測,並被要求在最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內留在他們的家中,並避開公共場所。

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部將與州政府和聯邦政府合作,執行控制病毒的新指令,並採取以下行動:


  • 協助疾病預防控制中心(CDC)安全地運送從中國抵達洛杉磯國際機場並需要隔離的旅客;這些旅客將被隔離在洛杉磯國際機場的隔離站,然後安全地被運送到河濱縣的一個軍事基地,並在那裡接受基地人員的監測和支持。

  • 更新並向當地醫療保健提供者分發關於檢查和治療疑似新型冠狀病毒患者的指南。

  • 與學校、學院和大學合作,確保其遵守CDC的新指南,該指南將從中國來的新抵達的旅客,在最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內排除在公共場合(包括學校)之外。

  • 通過使用印刷、廣播、電視和社交媒體管道的多種語言通訊,向社區居民提供準確的資訊,並向800多個社區組織提供有關新型冠狀病毒的情況說明。

  • 建立程序以監測從中國返美的美國公民及其家人(這些人在洛杉磯縣並需要留在家裡最多14天)的健康;這包括確保如果他們在最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內生病,他們能獲得適當的服務和檢查。

  • 繼續監測所有被確認為與任何確診病例有密切接觸的人,評估其健康狀況,並在適當的時候根據疾病預防控制中心的指令發佈排除在外的要求。

阿凱迪亞聯合學區的指南

阿凱迪亞聯合學區將遵守並支持新的聯邦和縣的隔離指南,以幫助確保我們所有學生和教職員工的健康和安全。如果我們有經過隔離檢疫的學生,我們將以敏感、尊重和保密的態度與學生及其家人合作。如果學生需要根據這些隔離指令而缺席,我們將與學生及其家長/監護人密切合作,確保他們在不上學的期間能够繼續學習。根據這些指南而被要求隔離的學生,他們將根據這些指南而被允許缺席。請注意,根據風險因素,新的檢疫指南不會對在宣佈衛生緊急狀態之前從中國返美的人加以追溯實施或建議。我們了解,隨著這種非常不穩定情況的持續發展以及隨著他們了解得更多,聯邦、州和縣的指南可能會發生改變和應變。我們將繼續依靠我們衛生官員的專業知識和指導,並將根據需要繼續與他們一起應變並支持他們。在我們所有人一起度過這個非常敏感的時間裡,我們也非常感激我們的教職員工、學生、家長和社區願意這樣做。


口罩指南

此時,洛杉磯縣公共衛生部建議學生和教職員工不要戴口罩來保護他們自己,因為戴口罩不是一種有效的一般預防方式。然而,作為預防措施,如果學生和教職員工想要的話,他們可以在所有阿凱迪亞聯合學區的校園內戴口罩。我們了解戴口罩是一些人的常見做法,並且每個人可以自行決定是否戴口罩。請注意,阿凱迪亞聯合學區生病的學生必須遵守我們的健康指南,即使他們戴了口罩,也不應被送來學校上學。提醒:如果您的孩子可能生病了,請不要送他們上學。

 

阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長指南 – 當您的孩子生病時

如果您的孩子生病了,請遵循以下指南,以確定何時應將您的孩子留在家裡:


  • 發燒100度或以上
  • 學生必須在沒有服用退燒藥物(例如TylenolMotrin)的情况下,退燒至少24小時後才能返回學校上學。
  • 嘔吐和/或腹瀉。學生可以在最後一次嘔吐和/或腹瀉的24小時之後返回學校上學。
  • 無法控制的咳嗽或喘鳴或呼吸急促
  • 疑似傳染病(即水痘)
  • 疑似感染
  • 來源不明的皮疹–學生在收到醫療保健提供者的書面授權後可以返校上課。
  • 感染頭蝨的學生必須留在家裡,直到他們得到治療,並且所有的頭蝨和蝨卵都已除去為止。
  • 無論是否發燒,除非經過醫療保健提供者的特別許可,否則學生必須在接受抗生素治療的前24小時內待在家裡。
  • 如果您不確定,請將您的孩子留在家裡,直到您獲得適當的醫療許可為止。

我們繼續真誠地感謝你們當中許多人對我們學生和教職員工的關心。我們將繼續關注這一問題,我們有更多的員工監測和幫助我們瞭解情況,並在我們收到新資訊時與您溝通。我們的首要任務是我們學生和教職員工的健康和安全,我們極其認真地對待這一責任。您可以在此鏈接和我們的網站上查看我們本次,即第四次,英文和中文的通訊,以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員的通訊。您也可以在那裡找到疾病控制中心和洛杉磯縣公共衛生部的指南以及預防措施和資源。滾動到頁面底部可快速訪問此頁面上的「資源和鏈接」,我們將繼續進行更新。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書頁面推特頁面,我們將在那裡分享其他資訊,以及傳達必要和緊急的通訊。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

 

Update 3 Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7:22 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for "Resources & Links")

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,


As we have been throughout the past week, we remain committed to staying in communication with you during this sensitive time. We are continuing to work very closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and other county and state health and education officials to monitor the very latest. While there are no new cases or developments unique to our community or Los Angeles County at this time, we wanted to send an update reaffirming that we are continuing to stay informed and will continue to keep you informed should we receive any new information. 


In its most recent update, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said, “Despite this case (the lone one reported several days ago) in Los Angeles County, there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and people should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness. Los Angeles County residents, students, workers, and visitors should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene as this is the height of flu season across the County. The risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time.”


We are still advising parents, as we always do, please do not send your child to school if they may be sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of all of our students and staff. If children are sent to school sick, please note that they can be removed from class and school as deemed appropriate by our staff and nurses. If you, your child, or family recently traveled to or from China, we also ask that you take extra precautions and seek a medical evaluation from your doctor before returning to school. 


AUSD Guidelines For Parents When Your Child is Sick:

If your child is sick, please follow these guidelines for when to keep your child home:


  • A temperature of 100 degrees or above
  • Students must be fever-free without fever-reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Motrin) for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Student may return to school 24 hours after last episode
  • Uncontrollable cough or wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Suspected communicable disease (i.e. chickenpox)
  • Suspected infections
  • A rash of unknown origin – student may return to school when written authorization is received from the health care provider
  • Students must stay home with head lice infestation until they have been treated and all lice and nits have been removed.
  • Regardless of fever, students must stay home for the first 24 hours while on antibiotic therapy unless specifically cleared by a health care provider.
  • If you are unsure, please keep your child home until you have received appropriate medical clearance

As always, Arcadia Unified’s team will actively maintain its focus on our number one priority, which is the health and safety of our students and staff. We will continue to closely monitor this matter and will communicate with you all we can should we receive any updated information. You can view this communication and the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff at this link and on our website here. You can also find the Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines and precautionary prevention steps there as well. 


If we all continue to work together and follow these important guidelines, we can keep our students, staff, and community healthy. Please share this information with your family and caregivers. We truly appreciate your partnership in this and greatly appreciate your support for all of our students, staff, and community. 


Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

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親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,

正如我們在過去一週所做的那樣,我們仍然致力於在這個敏感時期內與您保持溝通。我們將繼續與洛杉磯縣公共衛生部和其他縣以及州衛生和教育官員密切合作,以監測最新情况。雖然目前我們的社區或洛杉磯縣並沒有獨有的新病例或發展,但我們希望向您發送最新資訊,重申我們將繼續隨時瞭解情況,並在收到任何新資訊時繼續通知您。

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部在最近的更新中說:「儘管在洛杉磯縣出現了這起病例(幾天前報導的唯一病例),但對公眾沒有立即的威脅,不需要採取特別的預防措施,如果人們沒有呼吸道疾病的症狀,則不應基於他們的種族、原籍國家或最近的旅行而將他們排除在活動之外。洛杉磯縣的居民、學生、上班人員和遊客應繼續從事他們的日常活動,並保持良好的公共衛生習慣,因為這是全縣的流感高發季節。2019年新型冠狀病毒在洛杉磯縣居民中傳播的風險目前被認為很低。

一如既往,我們仍然建議家長們,如果您的孩子可能生病了,請不要送他們上學。將您生病的孩子留在家裡對我們的學生和教職員的健康是極有助益的。如果生病的孩子被送上學,請注意,我們的教職員和護士可以視情况要求他們離開課堂和學校。如果您、您的孩子或您的家人最近去過中國或從中國來,我們也要求您採取額外的預防措施,並在返回學校上課之前向您的醫生尋求醫療評估。

阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長指南 – 當您的孩子生病時

如果您的孩子生病了,請遵循以下指南,以確定何時應將您的孩子留在家裡:


  • 發燒100度或以上
  • 學生必須在沒有服用退燒藥物(例如TylenolMotrin)的情况下,退燒至少24小時後才能返回學校上學。
  • 嘔吐和/或腹瀉。學生可以在最後一次嘔吐和/或腹瀉的24小時之後返回學校上學。
  • 無法控制的咳嗽或喘鳴或呼吸急促
  • 疑似傳染病(即水痘)
  • 疑似感染
  • 來源不明的皮疹–學生在收到醫療保健提供者的書面授權後可以返回學校。
  • 感染頭蝨的學生必須留在家裡,直到他們得到治療,並且所有的頭蝨和頭蝨的卵都已除去為止。
  • 無論是否發燒,除非經過醫療保健提供者的特別許可,否則學生必須在接受抗生素治療的前24小時內待在家裡。
  • 如果您不確定,請將您的孩子留在家裡,直到您獲得適當的醫療許可為止。

與往常一樣,阿凱迪亞聯合學區的團隊將積極致力於我們的第一要務,即我們學生和教職員的健康與安全。我們將繼續密切關注此事,如果我們收到任何最新資訊,我們將盡一切可能與您溝通。您可以在此鏈接和我們的網站上查看本通訊以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員的通訊。您也可以在那裡找到疾病控制中心和洛杉磯縣公共衛生部的指南以及預防措施。

如果我們繼續共同努力,並遵循這些重要的指南,我們就能保持我們的學生、教職員和社區的健康。請與您的家人和照顧者分享此資訊。我們衷心感謝您在這方面的合作,並非常感謝您對我們所有學生、教職員和社區的支持。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

在臉書上關注我們,以瞭解最新的學校和學區新聞

 

 

Update 2 Published Sunday, January 26, 2020, 9:32 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for "Resources & Links")

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We are continuing to closely monitor the novel coronavirus and want to provide you with an update and the very latest information. As you may know, there are now two confirmed cases in California. One was confirmed in Orange County and the other in Los Angeles County. The case in Los Angeles County is not a resident of the county, rather he is a Wuhan resident that was traveling back to China with a stop in Los Angeles according to an L.A. Times report. You can read the full story here

 

In regard to the case in Los Angeles County, The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said today, “Despite this case in Los Angeles, there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and people should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness. Los Angeles residents, students, workers, and visitors should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene as this is the height of flu season across the County. The risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time.”  

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is continuing to work with the Centers for Disease Control to screen and monitor travelers coming into the Los Angeles International Airport from China. You can read more about their screening process and protocols from today’s update from the L.A. County Department of Public Health here.

 

The Arcadia Unified School District is still advising parents, as we always do, do not send your child to school if they may be sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff. If children are sent to school sick, they can be removed from class and school as deemed appropriate by our staff and nurses. If you, your child, or family recently traveled to or from China, we also ask that you take extra precautions and seek a medical evaluation from your doctor before returning to school. 

 

Center for Disease Control and L.A. County Department of Health Guidelines   

 

If you or someone you know has traveled to Wuhan and feel sick, please:

  • Stay home and avoid contact with others, except for seeking medical care.
  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

 

If you or someone you know is planning on traveling to Wuhan, the following are important steps to take:

  • Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

 

Stay home when you are sick

Stay home from work and school and try to avoid errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading the illness to others.

 

“Students and staff with influenza symptoms, including a fever, a cough or sore throat, should stay home and not attend classes or participate in other group activities for at least 24 hours after the fever resolves without the use of fever-reducing medications,” says Pamela Kahn, Orange County Department of Education’s coordinator of Health and Wellness.

 

Avoid close contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

 

Cover your mouth and nose

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by coughing, sneezing or unclean hands.

 

Clean your hands

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.  Here is a three-minute video from the CDC about proper handwashing: https://youtu.be/eZw4Ga3jg3E

 

Practice other good health habits

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

 

For more flu prevention tips, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/index.htm

 

Next Steps for us in the Arcadia Unified School District

 

We will continue to be in close contact with the Los Angeles County Department of Health and have many dedicated staff members who are working nights and weekends to ensure we are following the very latest details with the novel coronavirus and keeping you informed. You can view this communication and the first communication we sent to all parents and staff on Thursday, January 23, at this link and on our website here. As you know, the health and wellbeing of our students and staff is truly our first priority. If we all work together and follow these important guidelines, we can keep our students, staff, and community healthy.  Please share this information with your family and caregivers. We truly appreciate your partnership in this and will continue to keep you informed as things develop. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,

我們正在繼續密切監測新型冠狀病毒的最新狀況,並希望向您提供更新和最新的資訊。如您所知,加州現在有兩起確診病例。一起在橙縣被確診,另一起在洛杉磯縣。據《洛杉磯時報》報導,洛杉磯縣的這起病例並非該縣居民,而是一名武漢居民,當時他正在返回中國的途中,過境洛杉磯。您可以在此處閱讀全文

對於洛杉磯縣的病例,洛杉磯縣公共衛生部今天表示,「儘管在洛杉磯縣出現了這起病例,但對公眾沒有立即的威脅,不需要採取特別的預防措施,如果人們沒有呼吸道疾病的症狀,則不應基於他們的種族、原籍國家或最近的旅行而將他們排除在活動之外。洛杉磯縣的居民、學生、上班人員和遊客應繼續從事他們的日常活動,並保持良好的公共衛生習慣,因為這是全縣的流感高發季節。2019年新型冠狀病毒在洛杉磯縣居民中傳播的風險目前被認為很低。

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部正在繼續與疾病控制中心合作,對從中國進入洛杉磯國際機場的旅客進行篩查和監控。您可以從此處的洛杉磯公共衛生部的最新消息中瞭解更多關於他們的篩查過程和程序。

與我們一貫的做法一樣,阿凱迪亞聯合學區仍然建議家長,如果孩子可能生病了,請勿將他們送到學校上學。將生病的孩子留在家裡對我們學生和教職員工的健康是極有助益的。如果孩子生病上學,我們的教職員工和護士可以視情况將他們排除在課堂和學校之外。如果您、您的孩子或家人最近去過中國或從中國來,我們也要求您採取額外的預防措施,並在返回學校上課之前,尋求醫生的醫療評估。

疾病控制中心和洛杉磯縣衛生部指南

 

如果您或您認識的人到過武漢,並感到不舒服,請:

  • 待在家裡,避免與他人接觸,尋求醫療護理除外。
  • 立即就醫。在您去醫生辦公室或急診室之前,提前打電話告訴他們有關您最近的旅行和您的症狀。
  • 生病時不要旅行。
  • 咳嗽或打噴嚏時,用紙巾或袖子(而不是手)捂住您的口和鼻子。

 

如果您或您認識的人計畫前往武漢,請採取以下的重要步驟:

  • 避免動物(活的或死的)、動物市場和動物產品(例如生肉)。
  • 避免與病人接觸。
  • 經常用肥皂和水洗手至少20秒。如果沒有肥皂和水,請使用酒精性乾洗手液。

 

生病時待在家裡

當您生病時,遠離工作場所和學校,待在家裡,儘量避免出去辦事。這將有助於防止傳播疾病給他人。

橙線教育部健康與保健協調員Pamela Kahn說:「有流感症狀(包括發燒、咳嗽或喉嚨痛)的學生和教職人員應留在家中,在不使用降燒藥物,發燒消退後至少24小時內,不應上學或參加其他團體活動。」

 

避免近距離接觸

避免與生病的人近距離接觸。當您生病的時候,請與他人保持距離,以防他們也生病。



捂住您的口和鼻子

咳嗽或打噴嚏時用紙巾捂住您的口和鼻子。它可以預防您周圍的人得病。流感和其他嚴重的呼吸道疾病,例如呼吸道合胞病毒(RSV)、百日咳和嚴重急性呼吸綜合症(SARS),都是通過咳嗽、打噴嚏或不潔淨的手所傳播的。

清潔雙手

經常洗手將有助於保護您免受細菌的侵害。如果沒有肥皂和水,請使用酒精性乾洗手液。這是疾病控制中心關於正確洗手的三分鐘視頻:https://youtu.be/eZw4Ga3jg3E

 

養成其他良好的健康習慣

在家、工作場所或學校,對經常碰觸的表面進行清潔和消毒,特別是在有人生病的時候。保持充足的睡眠、多運動、控制壓力、多喝水,多吃有營養的食物。

有關更多流感提示,請訪問http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/index.htm

阿凱迪亞聯合學區的下一步

我們將繼續與洛杉磯縣衛生部保持密切聯繫,並有許多敬業的員工在晚間和週末工作,以確保我們瞭解新型冠狀病毒的最新細節,並及時通知您。您可以通過此處的這個鏈接和我們的網站查看這份通信以及我們於123日(星期四)發送給所有家長和教職員工的第一封信函。如您所知,我們的學生和教職員工的健康和福祉確實是我們的第一要務。如果我們共同努力並遵循這些重要的指南,我們就能保持我們的學生、教職員工和社區的健康。請與您的家人和照顧者分享此資訊。我們衷心感謝您在這方面的合作,並將隨著情況的發展繼續向您提供資訊。

 

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Update 1 Published Thursday, January 23, 2020: 

flu tips

Dear Arcadia Unified Parent/Guardian,


Cold and Flu season is upon us. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that influenza, or “The Flu,” activity levels have increased over the past several weeks. As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Symptoms of influenza can vary, but generally include a high fever, headache, chills, body aches, sore throat, and cough. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent influenza is as follows: 


Tips to Prevent The Flu:

  • Get vaccinated every year 
  • Avoid close contact with sick people 
  • Frequent handwashing with soap 
  • Stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional. 
  • See more prevention tips here from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The 2019-2020 Flu Season has been complicated by recent reports of a novel coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Common symptoms in an infected person include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Although there have been reported cases of novel coronavirus globally, to date, there have been no reported coronavirus cases in LA County or California. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said the risk of local transmission is low


“A significant number of resources across Los Angeles County are focused on protecting the public’s health at large,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “To date, there have been no reported coronavirus cases in LA County and currently the risk of local transmission is low according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will keep everyone informed as more information becomes available. We are urging the public to remain calm, as it is very unlikely that they are at risk of contracting this virus,” she added. Click here to read the full press release from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 


Arcadia Unified School District will continue to partner with the California Department of Public Health, which will provide updated information about the diagnosis and management of cases of novel coronavirus, as applicable, in an effort to identify and contain any future cases. People who have traveled to Wuhan, China since December 1, 2019, could have been exposed to the virus. Seek medical care if you traveled to Wuhan and develop a fever and/or respiratory symptoms within 14 days of your return. At this time, the CDPH does not recommend exclusion of individuals who have traveled internationally, unless they are symptomatic, at which time they should seek a medical evaluation. 


We thank you for your cooperation and support.


Sincerely,


Arcadia Unified School District

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主題:感冒和流感季節的信息和提示

親愛的亞凱迪亞聯合學區家長/監護人:

感冒和流感季節來了。加州公共衛生部(CDPH)報告說,在過去幾週裡,流感活動有所增加。我們在此提醒您,如果您孩子的身體感到不適,請不要將他們送到學校來。將生病的孩子留在家裡對我們的學生和教職員工的健康是非常有益的。流感是由流感病毒所引起的傳染性呼吸道疾病。它可能導致輕度至重度的疾病。某些人(例如老年人、幼兒和有某些健康状况的人)有發生嚴重流感併發症的高風險。流感的症狀可能有所不同,但通常包括高燒、頭痛、發冷、身體疼痛、喉嚨痛和咳嗽。

根據疾病控制和預防中心(CDC),預防流感的最佳方法如下:

預防流感的提示:

  • 每年接種疫苗
  • 避免與病人近距離接觸
  • 經常用肥皂洗手
  • 如果您出現類似流感的症狀,請留在家裡
  • 避免摸你的眼睛、鼻子和嘴巴
  • 患有慢性健康問題的個人和/或經歷到嚴重症狀的個人,應由醫療專業人員進行評估。
  •  請參閱疾病控制和預防中心提供的更多預防提示

最近新型冠狀病毒的報導已使得2019-2020流感季節變得複雜。冠狀病毒是一個病毒的大家族。感染者常見的症狀包括發燒、咳嗽、呼吸急促或呼吸困難。儘管全球迄今為止已有新型冠狀病毒病例的報告,但洛杉磯縣或加州尚無冠狀病毒的病例報告。目前,疾病控制與預防中心(CDC)表示本地傳播的風險很低。

「洛杉磯縣的大量資源都集中在保護公眾整體的健康上,」公共衛生總監Barbara Ferrer博士說。「根據疾病控制與預防中心,迄今為止,洛杉磯縣尚未有冠狀病毒的病例報告,目前本地傳播的風險很低。隨著更多信息的出現,我們將及時通知公眾。我們敦促公眾保持冷静,因為他們不太可能有感染這種病毒的危險。」她補充說道。請點擊此處閱讀洛杉磯縣公共衛生部的完整新聞稿。

亞凱迪亞聯合學區將繼續與加州公共衛生部門合作,如適用,該部門將提供有關新型冠狀病毒病例的診斷和處理的最新信息,以期發現並遏制任何未來的病例。自2019年12月1日以後去過中國武漢的人可能已經接觸到了該病毒。如果您曾去過武漢,並且在返回後的14天内出現發燒和/或呼吸道症狀,請尋求醫療護理。目前,CDPH不建議將國際旅行的個人排除入境,除非他們是有症狀的,那時他們應尋求醫學評估。

感謝您的合作與支持。您可以通過此鏈接在我們的網站上查看此信息。

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