Students/staff with symptoms of COVID-19 who have tested positive via a home rapid test should contact us immediately and isolate until confirmation from a laboratory test. All students and staff with confirmed COVID cases should isolate until at least five days have passed since their symptoms first appeared AND be fever-free for at least 48 hours (two full days without the use of medicine that reduces fever) AND other symptoms have improved (for example, symptoms of cough or shortness of breath have improved).
An N95 or equivalent mask must be worn at all times through Day 10.
Children who have symptoms and have tested negative should stay home and away from others for 24 hours, dependent upon current guidance from the Department of Health, after their fever has ended without the use of fever-reducing medications.
According to state law, we will not permit any child who has had the following symptoms or illnesses WITHIN THE PAST 24 HOURS to attend school:
- severe pain or discomfort
- acute diarrhea, characterized as twice the child’s usual frequency of bowel movements with a change to a looser consistency within a period of 24 hours, or bloody diarrhea
- two or more episodes of acute vomiting within a period of 24 hours
- elevated axillary temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or over in conjunction with behavior changes
- lethargy that is more than expected tiredness
- yellow eyes or jaundiced skin
- red eyes with discharge
- infected, untreated skin patches
- difficult rapid breathing or severe coughing
- skin rashes in conjunction with fever or behavior changes
- weeping or bleeding skin lesions that have not been treated by a health care provider
- mouth sores with drooling
- stiff neck
Once the child is symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication, or a licensed physician has given written indication that the child poses no serious threat, the child may return to school.