As students return to school campuses for in-person learning, we ask that students and staff stay home if they are sick.
Check daily for any of the following symptoms before you get on the bus or come into the school building:
- Fever (of 100.4 or higher) or chills
- New cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Muscle or body aches
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If a child has any of these symptoms, they should stay home from school and all extracurricular activities. Parents should call the child's healthcare provider.
> You can read the guidance provided by the Department of Public Health for returning to school.
Conducting regular screening for symptoms and ongoing self-monitoring throughout each school day can help reduce exposure to COVID-19. If a student develops symptoms throughout the day, they must notify an adult immediately.
The most critical tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is for any student that is sick or has been exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID-19 to stay home. If you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, do not come to school.
Please also 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 24-hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.