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Covid-19 q&a

We have had a few families ask about what to do with different situations regarding COVID-19 so we put together a quick question and answer for you.

Q: What do I do if my family has been in close contact with someone that has tested positive to COVID-19?

A: If you have been in close contact (time of 15 minutes in that day with or without a mask) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 you will need to stay home and complete the 14 day quarantine. Please contact Nurse Jenny and she will help with the next steps.

Q: What do I do if I have a child at another school or daycare and someone in their class has tested positive for COVID-19?

A: If your student has been in close contact with another student they will need to quarantine for 14 days. Inform Nurse Jenny and she will send you information on how to quarantine and the date that quarantine can end.

Q: What if I have one child that has to quarantine, does that mean the other siblings will have to quarantine?

A: No, only the student that has been identified as the close contact must quarantine.

Q: Who do I contact if my student either has a positive COVID-19 test or has been in close contact with someone who has had a positive test?

A: You can contact Nurse Jenny or the front office. Nurse Jenny will contact you and let you know the next steps.

Q: What do I do if my student has one of the symptoms on the health screener?

A: Your student will need to stay home. Contact Nurse Jenny and she can let you know the current return to school protocol.

Q: What is the current return to school protocol if my student has a symptom?

A: In order for your child to return to campus they must meet the criteria below:

    • Student can return to school with a doctor’s note that contains DATE SEEN, DATE STUDENT CAN RETURN TO SCHOOL & DOCTOR’S SIGNATURE AND once student has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines AND they have felt well for 24 hours OR person has met other routine return-to-school policies.

OR

    • It has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND improvement of symptoms AND 24 hours fever free without the use of medication.

    • This is a district wide protocol set to prevent the spread of illness.

  • A negative COVID-19 test result does not meet any return to school criteria.

  • If your child is diagnosed with COVID-19 or Influenza (The Flu), you should notify the clinic nurse. We must report numbers to the district and health department every week.

Q: The school sent out information that there is a positive case in the school, how do I know if my student was in contact with them?

A: As soon as we learn about a positive case we begin notifying all families that have had a student that has been in close contact. If you do not receive a call that day, your student was not in close contact and does not need to quarantine.

Q: What if my student has allergies which share the same symptoms as COVID?

A: If your student has allergies you can ask your doctor for a note with the following items

  • States that your student has seasonal allergies

  • States what the typical allergy symptoms are that your student has

  • States the times of year (Months or season) that they typically suffer from allergies

If you are able to have this letter your student would only have to go home/stay home and follow the return to school protocol if they have symptoms that are not on the letter. If you are not able to get a letter from the doctor regarding allergies, you would have to follow the current protocol and stay home if your student has any symptoms and follow the return to school protocol.