School Systems Take Actions to Mitigate Mumps Outbreak

Posted by District on 3/15/2017 3:00:00 PM

The Louisiana Department of Health has issued a letter providing guidance to school systems and government agencies related to a recent outbreak of mumps in Louisiana.

In St. Mary Parish, parents will be receiving a notification letter that provides detailed information about the outbreak. A flyer entitled "Mumps and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It" offering basic facts about signs and symptoms of mumps is also available. 

School nursing staff may also contact parents to update their child's vaccination records.