Daily employee and child health screenings are important to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 at school.
Health and Temperature Screening Protocol- All children and staff who meet any of the criteria below will be denied entry. (We understand that this may be inconvenient but is necessary to minimize exposure and spread of COVID-19):
- Temperature of 100.4°F or above. Children and staff are not allowed to come to campus if medications were used to lower their temperature.
- Any of the following symptoms, if the symptom is of greater intensity or frequency than what is normally experienced:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
*This list of symptoms is subject to change as more information becomes available*
- In the previous 14 days has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19;
- or Is under investigation for COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Symptoms at School - Children
- Parent Responsibility
- COVID-19 Symptoms at School - Staff
- COVID-19 Exposure - Staff and Children
- Positive Case of COVID-19 in the Classroom Community - Children or Staff
- Children or Staff with Positive Case of COVID-19, who have exhibited symptoms, and who have stayed home (home isolated for 14 days), can return to school/work when the following criteria are met (policy guided by the CDC):
Quarantine and Isolation Definitions (from the CDC)
- Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
- Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).