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RSV Protocols

Dear I.C. Preschool Families,

 

Over the past 24 hours, five cases of RSV have been diagnosed in our preschool.  This is a viral respiratory infection and is contagious.  

 

Common symptoms of RSV include:

 

  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Mild headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Tiredness

 

I wanted to inform you of this situation and let you know the precautions our preschool staff will do to minimize risk to our children: 

 

  • Wash hands often. (This happens a lot every day!)  Wash for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth to prevent the spread of viruses from hands.
  • Cover mouths and noses with a tissue when sneezing and coughing, or sneeze and cough into elbows. Throw the tissue in the trash. Wash hands afterward. Never cough or sneeze into your hands!
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Don’t share cups, toys, or any objects. 
  • Deeply clean toys
  • Clean frequently used surfaces (such as door knobs and countertops) with a virus-killing disinfectant.
  • Our preschool classrooms will be disinfected with our fogger this morning and several times during the day.  The solution used is recommended for Covid, RSV, and other viruses.

 

We will do our best to keep children separated and not share toys.  This is extremely difficult with the ages of the children we serve, especially in the toddler room.  

 

Mrs. B

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