November 17, 2022 -- The Columbus City Schools Health Services Team would like to take a moment to provide an update on the current respiratory viral season and share tips on keeping all of us healthy through the holidays and upcoming winter months.
The flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) season have hit early here in Columbus and around the country. The current surge in these new viruses alongside our continued cases of COVID-19 has led to many children and families becoming ill with respiratory symptoms such as cough, runny nose, fever, and even shortness of breath. Here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones healthy during our upcoming holiday season!
As a reminder, if your student has symptoms such as cough, fever, sore throat, headache, congestion, vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home and consult with their physician. Staying home when sick lowers the risk of spreading infectious illness to others and their school community. Children who come to school with symptoms of COVID-19 may be sent home. The District is still following its COVID-19 Protocol, which can be found on our website at our Health Hub.