Below is information coming home today in the form of a letter to CuCPS staff and families:
November 15, 2019
Dear CuCPS Families:
To keep you updated concerning confirmed cases of scabies within the school division, I will provide an update each Wednesday and Friday throughout the next several weeks, or more if needed, of newly confirmed cases. The following number of cases have been confirmed and reported since the last update:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019: one reported confirmed case in kindergarten
Thursday, November 14, 2019: no reported confirmed cases
Friday, November 15, 2019: no reported confirmed cases
CuCPS faculty and staff as well as families must continue to be diligent in daily monitoring of their children for symptoms and cleaning of the school and buses.
As stated in the Virginia Department of Health Scabies Fact Sheet, symptoms can appear anywhere from two to six weeks after exposure. We ask that you do not send your children to school with symptoms. If your child is diagnosed with scabies -- please treat the entire family, launder bedding, and notify the school of the diagnosis. Working together will prevent further cases.
For more information, please refer to the Virginia Department of Health Scabies Fact Sheet on our website at www.cucps.k12.va.us.
Amy W. Griffin, Ed.D.
Virginia Department of Health Scabies Facts Sheet: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/486955/Scabies_Fact_Sheet.pdf