LCES responds to report of headache symptom in classroom 3/27/23
Dear LCSD Families & Community:
This afternoon, we received a report of several students in a teacher’s class having a headache. One student vomited and some students expressed shortness of breath or dizziness. The first report of illness symptoms occurred during specials. The additional reports of illness symptoms occurred in the classroom. Upon this report, students in the area of concern were moved to the opposite side of the building. In response, our district nurse, EMS as well as Leadville/Lake County Fire Department were called to assess the situation. After a health check of all students in this classroom as well as a thorough assessment of the building including interior and exterior spaces, the building was cleared and no health or safety concerns were found. EMS checks of students did relay a notice that these symptoms of students are the same symptoms that would be exhibited by the norovirus of which they have seen an uptick in our community.
At this time we do not believe the symptoms to be specific to an environmental concern in the building. We do want parents to know that you may want to monitor your children for symptoms of norovirus or other illnesses. These illnesses may include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and fever. Typically an individual with norovirus is most contagious in the first few hours of symptoms. You may wish to consult your child’s physician if symptoms are noted.
Safety of students and staff are our top priority and we appreciate the Fire Department and EMS with their quick response and assessment of the day.
Lake County School District