SPECIAL NOTICE: MBS Notified of Pertussis Case

The Vermont Department of Health has notified Malletts Bay School that one of its students has been diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.

The student was not in school on Monday and will remain out of school for treatment, but there is a possibility that other students could have been exposed to the bacteria prior to the diagnosis.

MBS’s staff is practicing increased vigilance and awareness, and parents are highly encouraged to inform Principal Julie Benay at 264-5904 if they suspect their child has a cough so that she can closely monitor this outbreak situation.

Included in this post is Principal Benay’s letter to parents, as well as a letter from the Vermont Department of Health with information and recommendations. Please take a moment to read it.

Please click here to read the full MBS pertussis notice.

The Vermont Department of Health also asks parents to contact MBS School Nurse Tammy Frieberg (264-5900) and the Department of Health (863-7240 or 863-7323) if anyone in the household is diagnosed with pertussis or suspected pertussis.

Thank you for your help and diligence.

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