Please review Tamaquas medication policy below:
"DISPENSING OF MEDICATION Students are not permitted to possess prescription or over-the-counter medications while in school. If a student must use medication at school, that student shall report to the nurse’s office immediately upon arrival to school and present the medication to the nurse with written parent and physician permission. Failure to do so would render the student in violation of the school district’s drug and alcohol policy. That student would be subject to discipline in accordance with the school’s discipline code and school board policy"
If it is necessary for your child to receive medication during school hours please have their physician complete the attached medication authorization form and return to the school nurse. No medication can be administered without completion of this form OR a script from the students physician.
If your child requires the use of an inhaler during school hours it is required that their physician complete an Asthma Action Plan
A new plan is REQUIRED for every school year (or if any changes are made during the current school year)
Per the CDC, during this COVID-19 pandemic, ashtma treatments provided through inhalers are preferred over nebulizer treatments whenever possible. This is because inhaler treatments are currently not considered an aerosol-generating procedure so the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is low.
It is currently uncertain if the droplets called aersols that are released into the air with nebulizer treatments are infections so it is best to avoid them if at all possible during this COVID-19 pandemic.
This information can be found at CDC Website
If a student absolutely needs to receive a nebulizer treatment, the treatment will be administered in our isolation room in the health room.