Gadsden I.S.D is concerned about the health and safety of our students and staff. The district monitors
current health trends and conditions which may impact our school community. Currently, we are
monitoring Influenza (Flu) and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and work closely with the NM
Department of Health (NMDOH), receiving information and guidance.
The NMDOH has established a dedicated novel coronavirus webpage that is updated in real-time: https://cv.health.org.
Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness which can cause mild symptoms
and, at times, lead to death. Common Flu symptoms include:
- Fever or feeling feverish (not all diagnosed with flu will have a fever)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Some experience vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children).
If your child has these symptoms, please do not send them to school and seek medical advice from
your primary care provider promptly. To prevent the spread of the flu or other respiratory infections
- Stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone
- Cover your cough with your elbow
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- Wash your hands frequently
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects.
The CDC recommends prompt treatment for those with the flu or suspected infection and those who
are at high risk for developing complications. High-risk individuals include young children, pregnant
women, adults 65 years old and older, and those with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or
In the event of a disease outbreak, Gadsden I.S.D. will follow and adhere to the guidelines established
by the NMDOH. You may contact Judy Creegan, Director of Nursing for Gadsden I.S.D. should you