Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a disease capable of rapidly spreading to other persons with whom you come in contact. If you have been infected, you are capable of exposing other people to COVID-19, even if your symptoms are mild, such as a cough. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Early symptoms may also include chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose. Given that COVID-19 is a threat to the public’s health, staff members are asked to perform the following self-symptom assessment prior to entering school. Similarly, guardians are asked to conduct symptom assessment of children each morning prior to the students entering school.

    Symptom assessment:

    Do you (staff) or your child (student) have any of the following?

    • Fever (body temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38.0 degrees Celsius)
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • New loss of/altered taste or smell
    • Fatigue
    • Chills
    • Body aches
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Runny nose 

    If you answered yes and do not have another explanation for that symptom (e.g., allergies), please remain home until symptoms improve or medical documentation for alternative diagnosis is provided and notify the school nurse of the reason for remaining at home. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your primary care physician and/or school nurse.


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