Monitoring for Symptoms
Conducting regular screening for symptoms and ongoing self-monitoring throughout the school day can help reduce exposure. Staff and students are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If a student develops symptoms during the day, he/she should notify an adult immediately. Staff members who develop symptoms should tell their supervisor.
The most critical tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is reducing exposure. Any student or staff who is ill or has been exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID-19 should not attend school/work. No staff or student who has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, is COVID-19 positive, or has been exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID-19 within the previous 14 days will be allowed to be at school/work. To return to work/school, the ill or exposed individual must meet requirements outlined in the Return to School Guidance.
Keep in mind that children will still get sick with illnesses that are not COVID-19. To err on the side of caution, additional safety measures will be taken regarding all health issues. All students who are out sick with a fever will be required to be fever-free for a minimum of one day (24 hours) without the use of fever-reducing medicine before being allowed to return to school.
By sending your child to school, you are attesting that your child is healthy, has been fever-free for 24 hours, and has met these requirements in the Return to School Guidance.