Nurse: Reyna Maher, BSN, RN

  • Phone:  802-857-7740

    Email:  rmaher@ewsd.org

    Fax:  802-879-8190

    Health Office Hours: during school hours

  • Illness Guidance

    Posted by Reyna Maher on 3/23/2022 9:30:00 AM

    Here is the NEW guidance on how EWSD schools are handling illness.

    1. Students and staff should stay home if they are ill
      1. It is recommended (not required) they undergo COVID testing (2 antigen tests approximately 24 hours apart).
      2. If COVID testing is not done, the individual may return to school if their symptoms have improved, there is no diarrhea/vomiting for 24 hours or longer, and they have been fever-free for 24+ hours without the use of medication.
      3. If COVID testing is done, the individual may return to school if their test results are negative and their symptoms have improved, there is no diarrhea/vomiting for 24 hours or longer, and they have been fever-free for 24+ hours without the use of medication.
    2. If symptoms develop during the school day:
      1. With permission, a LAMP or rapid test will be administered in the school health office.  If there is no consent, the individual will need to go home and remain out of school until symptoms have improved, there is no diarrhea/vomiting for 24 hours or longer, and they are fever-free for 24+ hours without the use of medication.
      2. If the test is positive, the individual will go home and follow the isolation guidelines for a positive test.
      3. If the test is negative but the student is unable to remain in school, the school nurse will consult with the staff member or parent/guardian regarding further testing and the return to school.
      4. If an antigen or LAMP test is negative, symptoms are mild, and can be attributed to another diagnosis, the individual may remain in school.  This decision should be made by the school nurse.

     

    NOTE:  Symptomatic and COVID + individuals will be asked to wear a mask while waiting to go home.

    Rapid (antigen) test kits are available in each school.  Please contact me at rmaher@ewsd.org or 802-857-7740 if you need test kits.

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  • VIDEO: Using the Test at Home Kits!

    Posted by Reyna Maher on 1/31/2022 7:00:00 AM

    A video on how to use the Test at Home kits. 

    English

     

    Nepali

    For videos in other languages, please go to the Vermont Department of Health website.  Scroll down to the test brand and select the language OR contact me at 802-857-7740 or at rmaher@ewsd.org

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  • COVID VACCINES FOR CHILDREN

    Posted by Reyna Maher on 11/4/2021 2:00:00 PM

    Vaccinating 5+ Logo

    COVID VACCINES FOR CHILDREN

    Kids age 5 to 11 can get protected with a COVID-19 Vaccine just for them!

    Getting our children vaccinated will keep them safe and healthy, and help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.  It will also allow for more freedom and will allow kids to be kids.  

    Children 5 to 11 will receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.  The dose is specially formulated for this age group - one-third the size of the dose for people 12 and older.  This provides enough protection with the least potential for side effects.

    • Vermont pediatricians are hosting on-line conversations about the COVID-19 vaccination for children!  See how you can join.
    • Schedule an appointment for your child to get their vaccine through the Vermont Department of Health.
    • Talk with your child's pediatrician about vaccinating them at their doctor's office.

    As always,  you can contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Warm Regards,

    Nurse Reyna (rmaher@ewsd.org or 802-857-7740)

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