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For updates, FAQs and District communications about the Coronavirus, please visit our Coronavirus webpage

Health Alert – Novel Coronavirus (Officially named COVID-2019) March 2, 2020

Davis Joint Unified School District received questions about Novel Coronavirus. The District has sought guidance from Yolo County Health, which is referring inquiries to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC continues to closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new Coronavirus and reports that this virus is not currently spreading in any community in the United States. The risk to individuals is dependent on exposure and for the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus, the immediate health risk is considered low. There is currently no vaccine to prevent this coronavirus infection or specific antiviral treatment recommended. People who think they may have been exposed to this Coronavirus should contact their healthcare provider immediately. 

Those who were in Mainland China in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, should seek medical care right away. Before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room, the person should call ahead and tell report their recent travel and symptoms.  Even if free from symptoms, those returning from mainland China are to limit public interactions for 14 days. 

Specific Guidance for Schools and School Districts from the Yolo County Health Department: 

Students arriving or returning from mainland China to the United States since February 3, 2020 will be excluded from school for 14 days, beginning the day after they left China. CDC guidance on returning travelers is available here. 

Please note that there have been reports in Yolo County of students and others being stigmatized by this outbreak. DJUSD schools will continue to ensure students’ and staffs’ privacy to help prevent discrimination. 


For further information and updates regarding Coronavirus see:

Yolo County Department of Health and Human Services Novel Coronavirus website


Healthy Living website goes live (here).

Access health related resources and information such as links to accurate up-to-date COVID-19 resources for families; cleaning and care-giving tips; sleep, exercise, and safely tips; and many health related games, apps, and activities for kids.

Virtual Type 1 Diabetes Support Group on Thursday, April 2nd from 6-7 pm.

Kira Yonelinas from Davis High School will speak about the T1D club started to raise awareness and get rid of stereotypes and myths. She will talk about the club, diabetes in high school, and diabetes camps. Please RSVP to: kmahoney@djusd.net and let her know which email address to send the Zoom invite.

Flu remains a primary health concern at this time:

Health officials recommend everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. We encourage you and your students to do the following:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you suspect you are sick with flu, get tested by your doctor.
  • Get vaccinated for flu. It’s not too late!
The Influenza Health Alert from Yolo County Health Department date January 31, 2020 can be found here.
More information about flu in Yolo County can be found here. 

Any medication your student requires at school must have an accompanying district medication authorization. Medication forms for the 2019-20 school year can be picked up in your school office or downloaded from the Popular Forms below and to the right. If you student currently has medication in the school office, please remember to pick it up on the last day of school.

Health Concerns at School

If your child has a serious health condition such as Diabetes, Seizure Disorder, or Severe Allergy, please contact your school nurse. The school nurse can develop an individualized health plan to support your child at school.

Medication
Please fill out this form with your doctor for prescription or over-the-counter medication:
Medication Assistance Authorization

A new Authorization is required at the beginning of each school year and any time there is a change in medication directives (such as change in medication, dosage, timing, or frequency). All medication supplied to the District must be in its original labeled form (i.e., in the original prescription bottle, sealed package, etc.). Except for personal asthma inhalers, epinephrine, and glucagon kits, a student may not independently possess medication during the school day or while on District property; all medication must be turned in to the school office.
Concussion
If your child has a concussion, please contact your school nurse.
Acute Concussion Evaluation Care Plan
Concussion Facts
Concussion Information
Recovery Guidelines for your doctor to fill out
Home & Hospital Instruction
Students with temporary illnesses or injuries are entitled to a maximum of five hours per week of instruction for 1-8 weeks in their homes or in hospitals if the facility is located within the boundaries of DJUSD. The home/hospital instructor will consult with the student’s classroom teacher(s) to provide instruction that enables the student to stay current with the regular school program. Please contact your school nurse for more information or to request this service. Home/Hospital instruction is not intended for students with long-term health or mental health needs. For students with long-term needs, parents/guardians should discuss options with the school nurse and/or counselor. Students receiving Special Education Services must first contact the School Psychologist to request an IEP meeting to determine the educational needs of the student.
Lice
Unfortunately, lice is common in school age children. While a significant nuisance, they do not pose a health risk. Please refer to the following resources and contact your school nurse for support:
How To Get Rid Of Lice
Sample Lice Exposure Letter
Cómo deshacerse de los piojos
Carta de Muestra
Immunizations
For information about the immunizations that are required for school entry in California visit Shots for School

Exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: Shots for School
Release of Info
DJUSD Authorization for Release of Health and Education Information
Fill out this form to allow district staff, such as the school nurse, to communicate directly with your child's health care provider.

Popular Forms: