Health Clinic Update

Updated Health Guidelines

Following are important updates to our health guidelines as of September 28, 2020.

  • For students who develop fever at home, it is not mandatory to get a negative nucleic acid test for Covid-19 before coming back to school. However, students are required to consult a doctor and get a medical certificate showing they are in good health before they can return to school. If their doctor suspects respiratory infection and requires them to get a test for Covid-19, they will have to bring those test results to school with them.
  • For students who develop fever while on campus, they will be assessed by a community doctor assigned to our school. The doctor will decide whether the student needs to be brought to the hospital or not. If the student needs to be brought to the hospital, they will be transported by the medical staff assigned to our school using their own vehicle. They will be accompanied by one of our staff and their parent/guardian. If the doctor decides against it, the student will be sent home accompanied by their parent or guardian.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC), the following are symptoms of COVID-19: headache, fatigue (excessive tiredness), runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, muscle aches or joint pains, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (three or more loose or watery stools in a day). Parents are responsible for monitoring their child’s health. Please keep your child home if they are sick or showing symptoms.

Health Warning for Norovirus

The CDC has issued a reminder to be wary of norovirus,a diarrheal disease from food poisoning. Read HERE for more information.

According to the CDC, the most common symptoms of norovirus are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain.The WYIS Health Office is working closely with our Operations Department to ensure we have clean and safe water and that food all preparation on campus meets standard sanitation protocols. Health guidelines at WYIS are especially in place as precautionary measures against COVID-19, but there are still other germs out there that can cause illness to your child. Please be reminded to observe good hygiene -- hand, coughing, and environmental hygiene - both inside and outside of the home.

Please monitor your child for symptoms and report to your child's teacher or to the school nurse (alphamae.balusdan@wyischina.com).

Thank you for cautiously following these healthy school guidelines.

Alpha Mae Balusdan
WYIS School Nurse