February 3, 2020 Novel Coronavirus Update

  • Health
Lea Hysom, RN, BSN, School Nurse

There are updated recommendations regarding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.

  • The Washington State Department of Public Health posted on January 31, 2020, that all people returning from China will be asked to stay at home away from others and monitor their health for 14 days.
  • Please refer to our Coronavirus Health Policy to learn the signs and symptoms and how to prevent infection.
  • Based on current information, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is still considered low at this time.

The CDC has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel to China) due to increased risk of coronavirus transmission. If you or your child have traveled to China in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:

  • Notify the school nurse Lea Hysom at lea.hysom@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext. 399.
  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Not travel while sick.
  • Follow health policy recommendations.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are very important to us. Our goal is to keep the school community healthy as well as informed of any significant new developments.

With appreciation,

Lea Hysom, RN, BSN

  • Covid-19