Quarantine for Students Q's and A's
My student has been told to stay home due to COVID-19. Now what?
What does this mean?
Quarantine separates people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
Stay Home and Monitor Your Health
·If possible, keep your student away from others in your house; especially people who are at higher-risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
·Check your student’s temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19. If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for these symptoms:
-Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
-New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
-Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
-New onset of severe headache, especially with fever
Use the tool at CDC’s website to track symptoms.
·If your student develops symptoms during this time:
1. Call your healthcare provider.
2. Call your school and school nurse. Your return date may change.
·Keep your student at home for 14 days after the last exposure.
1. Exposure date is “day zero.”
2. Your student can return to school on “day 15”; this return date may change if your student develops symptoms.
Consider Getting Tested:
·Even if your student has no symptoms, they may carry the virus that causes COVID-19 and pass it to others.
·Wait to get your students tested at least 48 hours after the earliest exposure to the COVID-19 infected person.
·Regardless of the test result, your student has been exposed and still needs to remain quarantined for 14 days.
Can my siblings go to school if I am quarantined?
·As long as siblings have not been in close contact with someone positive for COVID-19 and they remain with NO symptoms, they can come to school.