Coronavirus and Flu Season Updates

Coronavirus and Flu Season Updates

Information from the LA County Public Health Department: Coronavirus and Flu Season Updates

Torrance, CA – The District continues to monitor the latest information and news regarding the Coronavirus. In its most recent update, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department has said,

Despite this case (the single case reported several days ago) in Los Angeles County, there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and people should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness. Los Angeles County residents, students, workers, and visitors should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene as this is the height of flu season across the County. The risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time.”

TUSD General Guidelines For Parents When Your Child is Sick:

If your child is sick, please follow these guidelines for when to keep your child home:

  • A temperature of 101 degrees or above
  • Students must be fever-free without fever-reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Motrin) for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Student may return to school 24 hours after last episode
  • Persistent cough or wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Suspected communicable disease (i.e. chickenpox)
  • Suspected infections
  • A rash of unknown origin – student may return to school when written authorization is received from the health care provider
  • Students must stay home with head lice infestation until they have been treated (and show proof of treatment) and all lice have been removed
  • Regardless of fever, students must stay home for the first 24 hours while on antibiotic therapy unless specifically cleared by a health care provider
  • If you are unsure, please keep your child home until you have received appropriate medical clearance

Attached is information from the LA Public Health Department on what you need to know regarding the Coronavirus. Also, please note that there is a fake letter circulating via social media regarding a potential outbreak of the virus in the South Bay. This information is INCORRECT. Please continue to rely on direct information from legitimate sources such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the LA County Public Health Department.

As always, our number one priority is the health and safety of all out students and staff. If we continue to work together and follow health guidelines, we can keep our community healthy. We will continue to monitor this matter and will communicate with you should we receive any updated information.