Dear Families:  We are asking for your help to prevent COVID-19 from impacting our school community. COVID-19 is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, sneezes or sings. As a school community we ask for your support to take the following precaution to prevent the spread of the disease: Know the symptoms of the COVID-19:    Runny nose or nasal congestion, Fever/chills (measured 100.4F), Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Sore throat, Muscle or body aches, Fatigue, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Nausea or vomiting or Diarrhea. Please do not send your child to school if they have: Any new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19 (listed above); this includes even mild symptoms.  Shared a household (temporarily or permanently) with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the prior 14 days.  International or cruise ship travel in the last 10 days. Please report these circumstances to the school nurse.  Any person with new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19 will be excluded from school, and instructed to isolate at home and seek testing for COVID-19.    Please also help us practice and promote that all students and staff:    Get vaccinated, for those who are eligible, Frequently wash their hands, hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, is the best way to reduce the spread of germs, Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or their elbow, Wash hands or use hand sanitizer after they discard of the tissue, Don’t share personal items such as drinks, food or water bottle, Avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Our school works closely with the New Hampshire (NH) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to monitor the newest information about COVID-19.  To learn more about COVID-19, please check these trusted resources:  New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services:  United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:   Thank you for your support and partnership to keep our school healthy this year! Sincerely,
Dan LeGallo
 SAU 18 Superintendent 

 Diana Merriam
 BSN, RNDistrict
Health Coordinator