Mecklenburg County Public Schools was recently contacted by the Virginia Department of Health, Southside Health District regarding a mumps exposure incident involving a student of MCPS.
We are assured that the student is non-infectious. However, it is important that the community be aware of the best options for prevention. The Department of Health made available an informational document regarding mumps for parents and other concerned community members. This document is produced by the CDC and has information regarding the disease, how it is spread, and preventative measures. The most effective preventative measure is immunization as indicated.
As a precaution, all school nurses will be asked to review student’s immunization records to ensure each child is up-to-date on their immunizations, including mumps. Parents/guardians will be notified if any deficits are discovered. Currently, MCPS nurses routinely periodically check immunizations especially upon entry into school and entry into middle school.
The recommended CDC Mumps information sheet will be posted on the MCPS Website for your convenience.
Once again, I would like to emphasize that the exposure that created this alert has been determined to be a non-infectious incident.