COVID-19

WHAT TO DO IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 OR IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO COVID-19

TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19

If you tested positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms

 

Isolate at home for 5 days from onset of symptoms (first day of symptoms counts as day zero). Wear a mask when around household contacts and for the next 5 days after isolation is over.

 

  • If you have a fever or if symptoms haven’t gotten better on day 6 stay home until your fever is gone and other symptoms are better.
  • If you are fever-free and symptoms are better on Day 6, you may resume activities with a mask.Mask needs to be worn from days 6-10.

If you tested positive for COVID-19 and have NO symptoms

 

Isolate for 5 days from the day your test was done (test date counts as day zero). Wear a mask around household contacts and for the next 5 days after isolation is over.

  • Monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms on or after day 5, stay home until your fever is gone and other symptoms are better.

If you had an exposure to COVID-19

 

Watch for symptoms and wear a mask around others indoors for 10 days (last day of exposure counts as day zero).

 

 

  • Test 5 days after exposure (or sooner if you have symptoms)
  • Take extra precautions for 10 days when around people more likely to get very sick.

 

 

The nursing personnel in the school clinic will see students for a variety of symptoms during the school day, including those symptoms consistent with COVID-19. As a result, the nurses cannot definitively rule out COVID-19 based on symptom presentation alone. Parents will be notified frequently this year for students presenting with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The parents/guardians will be required to seek further evaluation by their own Health Care Provider. The Health Care Provider will then determine if COVID-19 testing is necessary or if the symptoms are likely from another illness or condition.

The School Nurse CANNOT have a student with ANY symptoms remain at school based on the parent's statement that the symptom is related to another non-COVID condition. The documentation must come from the child's health care provider. If a student has a chronic condition such as a cough associated with asthma, or a history of headaches, the health care provider can write a statement giving specific instructions and parameters for the nurse to follow that will allow the student to remain in the school setting.

 

EXCLUSIONS FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASE:
The Superintendent or his designee reserves the right to exclude any student, staff member, or other individual
from Board property and activities under the following conditions:

  1. Board administration receives notice that the individual has tested positive for a communicable disease;
  2. Board administration becomes aware that the individual is a close contact of someone else who recently tested positive for a communicable disease;
  3. Despite the individual not being tested and/or not participating in contact tracing, Board administration has reasonable cause to believe that the individual either has a communicable disease or is a close contact of someone with a communicable disease; or
  4. Any other circumstance in which the Superintendent or his designee, in his/her sole discretion and wit
    the bounds of the law, reasonably believes such exclusion to be in the interest of preventing the spread of communicable disease.

 

 

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