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:

  • Headache
  • 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.