What will the school do if a student exhibits symptoms of COVID-19?

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If a student displays symptoms of COVID-19, the school nurse will conduct a clinical evaluation to determine if the symptoms are consistent with COVID-19. Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are defined as a new onset of at least two of the following symptoms: fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea OR new onset of at least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.

If a nurse determines that the student is displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the student will be sent home. Students with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 must quarantine until:

  • at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset;
  • fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication;
  • the individual’s symptoms have improved;

OR

  • the individual receives a negative test (proof of negative test required); or
  • a physician identifies the individual’s symptoms as something other than COVID-19 (doctor’s note confirming that the doctor reached an alternative diagnosis required).
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