Welcome to the ADL Health Office

  • Nurse: Jenna Dalla Mura

    Email: jdallamura@ewsd.org

    Phone: 857-7027

    Fax: 879-8175

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  • ADL COVID Cases

    Updated 4/2/21

     **You will be notified if your child is identified as a close contact. 

    Month

    # of Cases

    Not Contagious While at School

    August-November

    0

     

    December

    1

     

    January

    1

    1/1

    February

    1

    1/1

    March

    12

    6/12

    We have had 1 person test positive for COVID after being identified as a close contact to someone in school.  

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  • COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at EHS Hockey Rink - MAY 27

    Posted by Jenna Dalla Mura on 5/13/2021

     

    In coordination with the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Emergency Management the Agency of Education, the EWSD has scheduled an upcoming vaccination clinic on the Essex High School campus on Thursday, May 27 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. This clinic will serve students ages 12 and up in our District, as well as other students nearby and members of our community – including parents.

     

    There will be 600 doses available for those who are eligible. The best way to reserve a dose of the vaccine for your child is to register online. As part of registering online, you will be asked to provide your consent as their parent/guardian for your child to receive the vaccine. More information on registering online is available on the Health Department website. We expect there to be a limited number of walk-in doses available.

     

    The Health Department and Vermont pediatricians have put together this two-page information sheet on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and why it is safe and effective for this age group.

     

    Anyone who is unable to make their appointment online needs help, or who wants to speak with someone in a language other than English can call (855) 722-7878 and press 1 for interpretation services, Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This phone line is TTY enabled.

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  • Travel Information

    Posted by Jenna Dalla Mura on 4/16/2021

    Governor Scott has shared his Vermont Forward phased reopening plan and new guidance was released by the Agency of Education to discuss how schools would move forward with respect to this plan.

     

    As part of this, beginning on April 9, students and staff who were not fully vaccinated (two weeks beyond their last dose of COVID-19 vaccine) and who travel outside of Vermont, should complete a PCR COVID test within three days of their return to the state. 

    • There is no requirement to quarantine while waiting for the results of the test
    • You are not required to provide the test results to the school in order to return.
    • You are expected to notify the school nurse in your building or the EWSD COVID Coordinator (802-857-6322) if your results come back positive
    • We encourage you to review the Vermont Department of Health Travel Guidance for further information on travel 

     

    Please note, international travel guidance does not follow the same protocol. If you plan to travel internationally, please contact your school nurse in advance of travel. You will still be required to quarantine and obtain a negative result on a PCR COVID test before returning to school.

     

    Despite this change in guidance from the state, staying home is still the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. You should not travel if you are sick or have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

     

    Please review this information from the CDC about travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, if you are thinking of traveling. Please note that some recommendations are a bit different from the current Vermont Department of Health guidelines. All unvaccinated Vermonters should test within three days of return to the state.

     

    If you travel, consider ways to reduce your risk. Continue to wear masks, maintain six feet of space between you and others, and avoid crowded places. Be sure to wash your hands routinely or use hand sanitizer, if soap and water is unavailable. Consider takeout when possible and engage in outdoor activities.  

     

    We ask that you continue to adhere to the Governor’s guidance as we strive to keep our schools and communities safe. 

     

    Thank you - Jenna

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  • Increase in COVID Cases

    Posted by Jenna Dalla Mura on 3/28/2021

    Hi ADL families,

    As you know, we have been seeing an increase in COVID cases in our state and in EWSD. Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate through these uncertain times. 

    In hearing from people who have tested positive for COVID, a few things have stuck out to me. I have heard people say, “I had to get a test for a procedure and I found out I was positive. I would have never known otherwise." I have also heard people say they just had a headache or felt tired. I continue to hear people say that children do not get or spread COVID. Remember, the only way to know someone’s COVID status is by getting tested. 

    Now more than ever, we all need to be diligent. Please continue to observe the following:

    • Children should not come to school if they are ill. Refer to the document at the top of this webpage about when to keep your children home and when they will be able to return to school. 
    • Children who become ill (as defined as 1 or more symptom(s) outlined on the document at the top of the webpage) during the school day need to be picked up as soon as possible. 
    • We all need to adhere to public health recommendations related to traveling, quarantining, and gathering. 
    • Consider keeping all household members home if someone is ill, quarantining, or awaiting COVID results.

     

    Please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you-  Jenna

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  • Washing hands COVID-19 and Our Schools

    Your EWSD nurses are here to support the health and wellness of our entire school community. We are all aware of the prolonged flu season and the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  The District continues to follow preventative and response guidelines offered by the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) and Vermont Agency of Education (AOE).

    Your building nurse is available for any questions or concerns you may have regarding any illness or symptoms. 

    For District updates related to COVID-19, and helpful tips on staying healthy, please visit our EWSD page on the novel coronavirus. (Opens in a new window.)