COVID-19 information and links

COVID-19 positives updates:


Current COVID-19 symptoms (from CDC / ISDH):

Any student or staffer with a fever of 100 degrees F or higher is prohibited from coming to school, regardless of whether they exhibit any other symptoms. Any student or staffer exhibiting any other symptom(s) of COVID-19 that cannot otherwise be explained is prohibited from coming to school. The symptoms currently listed by the Indiana State Department of Health are:

  • fever of 100 degrees F or higher or chills
  • cough, particularly new onset / uncontrolled
  • new onset shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • muscle and body aches / fatigue
  • sore throat
  • headache, particularly new onset and severe
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

If a COVID-19 diagnosis is confirmed or suspected:

Students and staff will be excluded from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit one or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 based on CDC/ISDH guidelines that is not otherwise explained.

Once a student or employee is excluded from school, they may return only when they satisfy the recommendations of the CDC current guidelines (listed below, current as of 8/20/20). There will be a specific process for verifying that requirements are met.
 

UNTESTED (or tested negative)          

Any student or staffer who is experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 may return if all of the following conditions are met:

  • No fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication
  • Other symptoms have improved
  • At least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms appeared ~or~ health care provider has cleared them by providing an alternate diagnosis (in writing) to return ~or~ student/staffer has tested negative for COVID-19
     

TESTED POSITIVE-SYMPTOMATIC

Any student or staffer who is experiencing symptoms and has tested positive for COVID-19 may return to school if all of the following conditions are met:

  • No fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication
  • Other symptoms have improved.
  • At least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms appeared
     

TESTED POSITIVE-ASYMPTOMATIC

Any student or staffer who is has not had symptoms but has tested positive for COVID-19 may return if:

  • At least 10 calendar days have passed since positive test 
     

QUARANTINE DUE TO EXPOSURE (NO SYMPTOMS)

If an individual in the home of a student or staffer has been diagnosed with COVID-19, those in the household may not return should also stay home for a minimum of two weeks (14 days), and cannot return to school during that time.

Anyone determined to be a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 should also stay home for a minimum of 14 days after potential of exposure, and cannot return to school during that time.
 


Testing information:

The following options for COVID-19 tests are available in Grant County, according to the Grant County Health Department:


Information links: