What if my child has symptoms?

Posted September 17, 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

In a normal year, runny noses and stomach aches are common occurrences.  This year, however, we have to be much more careful and vigilant in order to make sure that we keep our school and our greater community safe.  The way to keep COVID out of our schools is to make sure that no one who has COVID comes into our schools.  It is for this reason that we ask you to screen your child every day for symptoms.  But what if your child does have symptoms?  Here are your 3 choices as a parent:

  1.  COVID TEST

If your child has a COVID test and it is negative, your child can come back to school when….

  • they don’t have a fever (without medication) AND
  • it’s been at least 24 hours since their symptoms started improving

If your child has a COVID test and it’s positive, your child can come back to school when….

  • they have been home (isolated) for 14 days AND
  • they don’t have a fever (without medication) AND
  • their symptoms have been improving for at least 3 days

2.  ISOLATION FOR 14 DAYS (no COVID test)

Once your child has been home for 14 days, your child can come back to school when….

  • they don’t have a fever (without medication) AND
  • it’s been 24 hours since their symptoms have started improving

3.  DOCTOR VISIT AND DIFFERENT DIAGNOSIS (no COVID test)

If you have taken your child to the Doctor and the Doctor has diagnosed them with something else, your child can come back to school when….

  • they don’t have a fever (without medication) AND
  • it’s been 24 hours since their symptoms have started improving

These are the guidelines from Public Health that all Public Schools have to follow.  Here is the flow chart from Public Health:

Symptoms Return To School PNG

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at the school at 519-343-3520.

Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe.

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