Revised guidelines for self-quarantining related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

These guidelines override our typical guidelines for keeping students home from school due to illness.

Symptoms Or Illness

Should Child/Student Remain At Home?

If your child is showing any emergency warning signs including:

  • trouble breathing
  • pain or pressure in the chest that does not go away
  • new confusion
  • inability to wake up or stay awake
  • bluish lips or face
  • severe abdominal pain

Call 911 or take your child to the emergency room



If your child has any of the symptoms below, but they are related to another, known condition, contact your school nurse. You may need a doctor’s note documenting the known condition to send your child to school.

If your child has any of the symptoms below, we recommend you contact your child’s healthcare provide to see if your student should be tested for COVID-19

If your child has any of the symptoms below, and tests negative for COVID-19, contact your school nurse.  You may need a doctor’s note documenting the negative COVID test to send your child to school.


Symptoms of COVID-19

Fever – Temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Chills – A feeling of coldness with shivering


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Muscle or body aches – Weakness, pain, tightness, soreness, aching of muscles/body


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Coughing, Shortness of breath, Wheezing


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Fatigue


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Headache


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Vomiting


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Diarrhea – More frequent/watery stool


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Sore Throat


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Congestion/runny nose


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Loss of taste


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Loss of smell


YES – Should remain home for 10 days after symptoms started AND until fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours AND when all other symptoms have resolved.

Symptoms of Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): Fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, feeling extra tired


Keep your child home and contact your healthcare provider right away.  Your healthcare provider and your school nurse can work together to determine when your child can return to school.