Individuals with Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
Due to the pandemic, we want to make sure that parents are aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Parents should screen their children for these each morning PRIOR to coming to school. These include, but are not limited to:
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees F
- Body aches (muscle or bone pain, not related to injury)
- Loss of taste or smell
- For students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline
- Shortness of breath
- New onset of severe Headache, (especially with fever)
- Sore throat
- Abdominal pain
- Congestion or Runny nose
Please DO NOT send your child to school with ANY of the above symptoms or he/she will be sent home immediately for a ten-day quarantine per CDC guidelines.
If your child is found to be ill at school, then he/she will be sent home for ten days and must complete the ten day quarantine UNLESS:
- You submit a negative Covid test to the school nurse.
- You submit a written doctor’s note with an alternative diagnosis (another reason besides Covid-19 for your child’s symptoms).
Your child must return to school symptom-free or he/she will be sent home again under the same guidelines.
If your child has been in close contact (less than six feet for a total of 15 min) with a Covid positive person, they will be sent home for fourteen days, based upon the date of exposure. Close contact is determined by an appropriate public health agency. For clarity, close contact is defined as: a. being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a mask or face shield); or b. being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (with or without a mask); if either occurred at any time in the last 14 days at the same time the infected individual was infectious. Individuals are presumed infectious at least two days prior to symptom onset or, in the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, two days prior to the confirming lab test. Your child cannot return before the fourteenth day even if they get a negative Covid test. If at any time during the quarantine they become ill or test positive for Covid, it is imperative that you contact the school nurse immediately.
Please follow this link for more information regarding Covid 19 and school guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Covid-19 testing sites for your convenience