We have been advised by the Ottawa County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control that if your child has one or more of the following symptoms, you must keep them home from school AND:
1. Contact your physician
2. Contact the school and report the symptoms. SYMPTOMS: fever of over 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, body aches, chills and fatigue.
3. Even if your child is ill with non-flu like symptoms, please inform the office of your child’s illness (for example: stomach virus, cold, strep, allergies).
Schools are required to report the total number of absences with flu like symptoms to the health department, who in turn reports to the CDC. To answer additional questions, the health department has a number of resources to our website at www.MiOttawa.org. You may also access our information hotline, at 616-494-5575.
Thank you for your support! Mrs. Reagan