COVID-19 FAQs

 Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 3/21/2022

  • Does the Carlisle Area School District accept COVID-19 tests administered at home?
    • Yes. CASD is now accepting home COVID-19 test results. Please write the date and your child’s name on the test, in ink, and email a picture of the administered test result to the school nurse.

 

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
    • According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms of COVID -19 include:
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea

         

  • Should my child stay home if they show COVID-19 signs or symptoms?
    • Yes. They should also be seen by their health care provider and/or get tested for COVID-19.

       

  • What should I do if my child has symptoms at school?
    • You need to pick up your child as soon as possible and arrange for a COVID-19 test.If you opt not to have your child tested or evaluated by a healthcare provider, they may be excluded from school for 5 days after the start of symptoms and should consistently and properly wear a mask for the next 5 days.

       

  • If I test positive for COVID-19, can my child still go to school?
    • It is not required for a student to quarantine at home after any exposure unless they are showing symptoms (regardless of vaccination status) but he/she should still wear a mask during the 5-day isolation period of the infected person and for 10 days following the isolation period.

     

  • What should I do if my child tests positive for COVID-19?
    • Keep your child home and contact the school nurse.

     

  • My child is showing symptoms but is vaccinated, should he/she stay home?
    • Yes. They should also be seen by their health care provider and/or get tested for COVID-19.If your child has symptoms at school, he/she will be sent home and should be seen by their health care provider or tested for COVID-19. If you opt not to have your child tested or evaluated by a healthcare provider, they may be excluded from school for 5 days after the start of symptoms.

       

       

  • My child has been identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, can he/she still go to school?
    • It is not required for a student to quarantine at home after any exposure unless they are showing symptoms (regardless of vaccination status) but he/she should still wear a mask for 10 days after the date of exposure.

     

  • My child has been identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 but is vaccinated, can he/she still go to school?
    • It is not required for a student to quarantine at home after any exposure unless they are showing symptoms (regardless of vaccination status) but he/she should still wear a mask for 10 days after the date of exposure.

       

  • Can my child be at school while waiting for COIVID-19 test results?
    • No. Your child must stay home while waiting for COVID-19 test results.