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Latest COVID-19 Guidelines

  • WHEN TO KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME:
    • Any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
    • Students should stay at home when they have a fever of 100° F or higher or any of the symptoms related to COVID-19. Students should also stay home if any member of their household is registering a fever of 100° F or higher or any of the symptoms related to COVID-19. 
    • Any student that has the following symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home from school and should call or see their physician to be assessed for COVID-19:

    OR

      • Two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

    OR

      • Any of the above symptoms and exposure to a known case of COVID-19

OR

      • Someone that lives in your household is waiting on test results for COVID-19 testing.

 

Quarantine & Isolation Definitions:


Quarantine -A well person who has been exposed should quarantine.  They should isolate from others in the home during quarantine.


Two options for quarantine UPDATED 12/3/2020: 


  1. Lasts 10 days, if you have been exposed to a person who tested positive, stay home. Limit contact with those outside your household. Exposed person should “isolate” from others in the home.  Protect those in home that could become severely ill.

2.Quarantine for 7 days, BUT students must have a negative test result turned into the school office.  This test must be performed after at least 5 days of exposure.  Also limit contact with those outside your household. Exposed person should “isolate” from others in the home.  Protect those in home that could become severely ill.


Isolate - There are three categories for isolation

  1. A person who isolates has tested positive for COVID- 19.  
  2. Persons who have been exposed to a positive person.
  3. Those awaiting results of COVID-19 testing for themselves or with whom they have been in contact.

 

Exposed - if you were within 6 feet of someone for a total of 15 minutes without masks on- 2 days before they test positive.


Testing- The person being tested should isolate and the rest of the family members in the household should quarantine until test results are received.

Situation

Plan of Action

A family member has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

The exposed person should quarantine at home for 10 days or the 7 day option from the date the ill person first had symptoms. Exposed person should “isolate” from others in the home   Other family members not exposed can return to school

A person tests positive for COVID-19

The positive person should “isolate” from others in their household for 10 days.  The family members should quarantine for 10 days or the 7 day option.

A family member has tested positive for COVID-19 and cannot isolate from other family members.

The family members will stay home for the 10 days of the positive person’s isolation days and then an additional 10 days of quarantine (to see if they become ill).

   For a total of 20 days.

Someone in the household is being tested for COVID-19 before hospital tests or surgery.

No one has to Quarantine

10 days of Quarantine are completed and the person is still having signs of illness.

Person must be symptom free for 72 hours without help of over the counter medication before returning to school. 


Continue to stay home until well.