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The Health & Social Services Department at Highline Public Schools coordinates and provides health and social services to promote a healthy school community and maximize educational outcomes.
 
 
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Information regarding Enterovirus D68
 

As you are likely aware, the United States has been experiencing a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness that has been especially harmful to children.  At the same time, you and your communities may also have questions about the Ebola virus.  To address both public health concerns, the U.S. Department of Education and our federal health partners have a number of informational resources to share with you.

 

Almost all of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-confirmed cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children.  Many of the children had asthma or a history of wheezing.  Many parents continue to be worried about the outbreak and want information about what they can do to prevent illness and protect themselves and their families.  The CDC has developed information and resources for parents about EV-D68.  Please help us to address parents’ questions and concerns and make them aware that these resources are available.

 

Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:

 

·        Web Feature, “What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68”

·        Drop-in newsletter article (matte article), “Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68”

·        Fact sheet for parents, “What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68”

·        General questions and answers for the public

 
Information regarding Ebola
 
 
The President has made control of Ebola a top national security priority, and we as a nation have spent more than $100 million fighting this outbreak since the first cases were reported last March in Africa.  Our national health system has the capacity and expertise to quickly detect and contain this disease and is working with states and school districts to ensure the safety of our students and school employees.  As you likely know, the CDC is continually updating its information on Ebola, information that can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.

Our Department’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students has a number of materials available regarding Readiness and Emergency Management of Schools in crisis situations, and those materials can be found here:
http://rems.ed.gov/.
 
One resource at this web link is steps the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) has taken to keep parents and community partners continually updated on the Ebola situation there, including establishing a web site: http://www.dallasisd.org/healthupdates.
 
 
 

 

 

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Director
Aimée Denver
Compliance Specialist
Lauren Donlin
15675 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
206.631.3011
FAX: 206.433.2110