COVID-19 information and links

Current COVID-19 symptoms (from CDC / ISDH), as of 7/14/20:

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

If a COVID-19 diagnosis 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 7/10/20). There will be a specific process for verifying that requirements are met.
 

UNTESTED          

Any student or staffer who is experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 but has not received a test proving or disproving the presence of COVID-19 may return if the following conditions are met:

  • Fever free for at 72 hours without fever reducing medications
  • Other symptoms have improved
  • At least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms appeared or health care provider has cleared them (in writing) to return
     

TESTED POSITIVE-SYMPTOMATIC

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

  • No fever for 72 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 (in writing) to return
     

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 symptoms appeared and health care provider has cleared them (in writing) to return
     

QUARANTINE DUE TO EXPOSURE (NO SYMPTOMS)

If an individual in the home of a student or staffer has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is quarantined because of COVID-19 exposure, those in the household should also stay home for a minimum of two weeks.
 


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