When to Keep Students Home?
Students or staff with ANY high-risk COVID-19 symptom or TWO OR MORE low-risk COVID-19 symptoms should stay home and contact a healthcare provider.
One of the HIGH-RISK COVID-19 SYMPTOMS:
- Fever (100.4°F or higher)
- Loss of taste or smell
- New or worsened cough
- Sore throat
- New or worsened nasal
congestion or runny nose
Two or more LOW-RISK COVID-19 SYMPTOMS:
- Muscle or body aches
- New or worsened fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting or diarrhea
REMEMBER: Students with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher should always stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
When to Return?
|Positive Test||Cleared by the local public health department|
|Pending Results||Until results are known|
|Negative Test||24+ hours without a fever and improved symptoms|
|Not tested||10 days after symptom onset and 24+ hours without a fever and improved symptoms|
|Alternative diagnosis||24+ hours without a fever and improved symptoms|
Students with Exposure to COVID-19
Parents who have been notified of their student being exposed, should keep their student home and follow the guidance of the local public health department.