With the start of school, we are also seeing an increase in COVID cases throughout our school buildings. We want to send out a few reminders on how to keep yourself, your families and our school communities safe.
- Do not send your child to school if they are sick (cough, fever, sore throat, diarrhea, etc.)
- Stay home and isolate from others if you are sick
- Seek out COVID testing for anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID
- Consider masking when around others
- Wash hands frequently, especially before eating
IPS continues to recommend getting the COVID vaccine to best protect yourself and others. Individuals 6 months of age and older can receive the COVID vaccines. Information on accessing the COVID vaccine can be found HERE, or you can call 211 to set up an appointment nearest you. Additional information about the COVID vaccine can be found HERE.
Based on information from the CDC, we anticipate the next COVID booster will be released at the end of September, and we will send out further guidance at that time.
Several of our school nurses have COVID tests available that can be sent home with students. If you are in need of tests or have additional questions, please contact your school’s health services staff.