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When to Stay Home

Important COVID-19 Safety Information

Follow the appropriate path on the COVID-19 Decision Tree if a child, student, or staff person is experiencing the following symptoms consistent with COVID-19:

  • More common: fever greater than or equal to 100°F, new onset and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell.
  • Less common: sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose.

Be sure to report all COVID-19 exposure and/or illness to the Health Office.


General Stay Home Guidelines for Illness:

Your student should stay home if they have: 

  • Fever of 100 degrees F within the last 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication ("Tylenol" or ibuprofen type medicines)
  • Diarrhea or vomiting within the last 24 hours 
  • Uncontrolled cough
  • Mucus/sputum that is green or yellow and cannot be contained 
  • Strep (may return to school 12 hours after start of antibiotic)
  • Chicken pox (may return when pox are crusted over) 
  • An open wound that cannot be covered

Contagious Diseases

Please inform the health office if your child has been diagnosed by a physician with any highly contagious disease. The information will be kept confidential, but it is important to prevent the spread of disease. Contact Health office for:

  • Strep
  • Chicken pox or shingles
  • Fifth's disease
  • Head lice, even after treatment
  • Influenza
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Impetigo
  • An open wound that cannot be covered

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