Health News & Updates
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Influenza Update
The Shorewood School District has an Emergency Response Plan for Pandemic Flu. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus updates from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) and Center for Disease Control (CDC), and update families as needed with the guidance of the North Shore Health Department. Influenza is currently the dominant respiratory illness in Wisconsin.
Please review the below letter for more information.
Pertussis Outbreak closed by the North Shore Health Dept in Dec 2019. No active cases at this time.
Please remember, if you are being tested for pertussis:
- Stay home until you have the results of the test
- If positive, begin antibiotic regimen as soon as possible
- Contact the District Nurse and school attendance
- Stay home for the full 5 days on the antibiotics
- Notify close friends and family of possible exposure
We have many 6th-12th graders that have not received a Tdap vaccination. If you would like information about obtaining one, please contact your child's primary care doctor or the North Shore Health Department. You may check your child's immunization record on Infinite Campus or the Wisconsin Immunization Registry.
COLD, INFLUENZA, & PERTUSSIS
Review the fact sheet below for more information on these common illnesses.
Please remember, when a student has a fever, they are considered contagious. If you administer medication and the fever goes away, they are still contagious. Students are no longer contagious when they do not have a fever without the use of medication.
MYLAN EPI-PEN RECALL
13 lots of the Mylan Epi and Epi Jr auto-injector pens have been recalled due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result int he devices' failure to active.
Click here to check the lot numbers that are currently in the recall.
If you find that your EpiPen/EpiPen Jr is involved in the recall, click here to begin the steps to replace them.
AUVI-Q EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS
Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors are back on the market and you may qualify to get them for free with and without insurance! Lake Bluff and Atwater Elementary already have stock Auvi-Q epi auto-injectors as well as the traditional Mylah EpiPen/EpiJr.
More info: click here.
More info: click here.