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A Media Statement About Bay Haven Teacher Taken Ill – April 27, 2018

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On Friday, April 20, a teacher at Bay Haven School took ill with an infectious disease that, as of today, is confirmed as Streptococcus pneumoniae. According to the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota, this is an isolated incident and not a public concern for our community. The school district has been given permission by the family to release this information to the public. 

Out of an abundance of caution, the school district has gone through two rounds of hospital-grade cleansing at Bay Haven to ensure the continued health and well-being of our students and staff, and we will continue to be diligent in our efforts. 

More importantly, we ask our school community to keep this teacher in your thoughts and prayers. The family is grateful for the love and support given during this difficult time, and we remain hopeful their health and well-being will continue to improve.

Anyone with concerns should check with their health care provider, or you can log on to the Florida Department of Health’s website to learn more.

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