Subject: Health Notice – Precautionary Measures
Date: 26 January 2020
Dear D-PREP Families,
At Didyasarin, we take student health and student safety seriously and are greatly concerned over the impact the recent Coronavirus is having on people and the community. We strongly encourage our families to take the necessary precautions to help prevent any outspread of this and any other flu-like illnesses.
If you or family members have traveled to China (Wu Han or any other city) and returned to Thailand in the last two weeks prior to Chinese New Year, we are requesting you to inform the school immediately. Your child is required to visit the doctor in Thailand and obtain a wellness certificate, clearing him / her of any illness, before returning to school. If you or family members have traveled to China over the Chinese New Year, you are asked to also inform the school and your child is asked to remain at home for 2 weeks (which is the incubation period of the exposure to this virus) before returning to school. A clearance medical certificate is also required prior to returning to school.
It is also extremely important that you pay attention to your child’s health and well-being. To prevent the spread of illness here at school, please follow the guidelines below. Your child should stay home if they experience any of the following symptoms: fever (greater than 37.5 C) and/or chills; vomiting; diarrhea; feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches; congested or croup cough; and nasal congestion
To help prevent the flu and colds, it is also important that you emphasize and teach your child good hygiene habits which include: washing hands frequently; not touching eyes, nose or mouth; covering the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. We will be emphasizing this with Didyasarin Students too.
Please note that the flu is most contagious in the first 48 hours. If your child wakes up at home with flu-like symptoms (cough and cold), please keep your child at home and observe him/her for a couple of hours before deciding whether or not to bring them to school. Keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom and schoolwide community. A child who has a fever should remain at home until they are free of fever for a minimum of 24 hours. A medical clearance certificate is also required that your child is well before returning to school.
Our school nurse will continue to monitor other students throughout the day. Students with fevers or flu-like symptoms will be sent home immediately and quarantined until their parents arrive on campus.
Patcharalak Didyasarin Tavedikul
Head of School
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