Coronavirus

Health and Nursing Services                                       Northshore School District

January 22, 2020

Dear Parents,

You may have heard in the news about the first diagnosis of a new viral illness, Coronavirus, in Snohomish County. While some strains of Coronavirus have been around for a while, this is apparently a new strain with potentially severe consequences, especially for vulnerable populations (elderly, children, or immune compromised people).

This first case was contracted by a person traveling through Wuhan City, China. While this is the first case in the USA, the CDC is expecting there will be more cases.

If you have traveled to, or through China, and have subsequently become ill, please contact your medical provider immediately, telling them you have recently traveled in China.

If you have any questions about this important health concern contact your school nurse.

For more information:

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0121-novel-coronavirus-travel-case.html