Lynchburg has seen an increased number of COVID-19 cases in children under the age of 18. The Delta variant of COVID-19 is present in our city and has proven to be highly contagious. With this in mind, it is important to send a few reminders as we prepare for the Labor Day weekend.
Please continue to use mitigation strategies such as handwashing, wearing masks when in close proximity to others, covering your coughs and sneezes, and remaining socially distanced.
COVID-19 Precautions & Best Recommendations As Recommended by CDC
Masks are now recommended for vaccinated individuals in public indoor spaces to reduce the spread of the Delta variant. Unvaccinated people should continue to wear mask in all public spaces
Indoor gatherings should be avoided with people outside the immediate household, unless you are fully vaccinated. Outdoor gatherings with masks and distancing are a safer alternative.
Travel should be avoided unless it is necessary or you are fully vaccinated. However, should you plan on traveling this holiday weekend:
- Always check state and local guidelines before traveling
• Before traveling, double-check with your airline for any travel restrictions.
• If you travel internationally, please inform your nurse prior to traveling to review protocols.
- Take plenty of masks
- Pack hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes
- Spend time outdoors rather than indoors
- Bring a mask with you wherever you go
- Stay home if you feel sick
- Contact your school nurse or supervisor if you have been exposed to or have COVID-19 symptoms prior to returning to school.
Symptoms & Signs
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- fever or chills
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- muscle or body aches
- new loss of taste or smell
- sore throat
- congestion or runny nose
- nausea or vomiting
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- trouble breathing
- persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- new confusion
- inability to wake or stay awake
- pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
Thank you for helping to keep our LCS community safe.