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As a follow-up to my e-mail to you this past Thursday, please be aware that the Dutchess County Department of Health notified us today that the suspected case of pertussis at Rhinebeck High School is now a confirmed case.  However, this in no way changes the recommendations and precautions issued by the DCDOH last week, as outlined below, which we passed along to you on Thursday.  As always, the best course of action is to contact your personal health-care provider for medical advice if you have any questions or concerns.


Joseph L. Phelan

Superintendent of Schools

Rhinebeck Central School District

 Please read on for letter:


This communication will serve to inform you that we received notification today of a single suspected case of pertussis (whooping cough) in our high school. We have been in contact with the Dutchess County Department of Health for information and advice.  At…

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