CWS Families, Please see below for a letter from the Department of Education
May 18, 2020
Following up on our letter to you last week about the new health condition appearing in children in New York City and elsewhere, linked below is a Fact Sheet from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) that provides additional information.
Per NYC Health, this condition has been renamed Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)— formerly Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS). The condition is rare and it is potentially life-threatening, so it is important that you know its signs and symptoms.
NYC Health’s Fact Sheet conveys new information about the syndrome, its symptoms, when to seek medical help, treatments, and preventative steps. Because MIS-C is associated with COVID-19, acting to keep your child from being exposed to COVID-19 continues to be essential.
As a reminder, families should help their children understand the importance of the following measures and ensure their children follow them:
The health and safety of our communities remains our top priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate measures to help keep our students, families, and staff members safe. Please visit nyc.gov/health at any time for the latest information on MIS-C, and do not hesitate to contact 311 with any questions.
Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor
New York City Department of Education
Fact Sheet: English https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-pmis.pdf
Fact Sheet: Spanish https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-pmis-sp.pdf
Fact Sheet: Chinese https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-pmis-ch.pdf