COVID and Quarantine Medical Guidelines

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • 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

Please keep your child home if he/she:

  • Has any of the above symptoms
  • Has taken fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Advil in the past 24 hours
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In order for us to have a safe and successful school year, we ask that you continue to monitor yourself, your students, and other household members with the following symptom checklist.  Please communicate with your school nurse if your student is showing any symptoms or any positive test results in your household.  Lack of communication can create a false sense of security and lead to inaccurate data or worsening of transmission of COVID-19. 

ISOLATION means keeping someone who is infected or presumed to be infected with the virus away from others.  If someone is showing symptoms or has tested positive, they isolate for 5 days after the start of symptoms, and then mask indoors for an additional 5 days.  
 

We all want a successful and long-lived return to in person instruction, but it requires help from our entire community.  Along with masks and social distancing, communication and compliance with guidelines are vital.  Please don’t hesitate to contact your school nurse if you have any questions or concerns!  We are able to help guide you if you have questions about symptoms or quarantine, as well as help find testing locations as needed.