People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Listed below are common symptoms associated with COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Isolate person
- The nurse will follow regular protocol for sick students, contact parent and document information in student’s file. This could include providing the student’s medications on file and/or contacting parent to pick up student.
Sick student/staff with 2 or more of the above listed symptoms
- Isolate person
- Contact parent/next of kin for pick up
- Request parent/staff to seek medical attention
- Student/staff test positive for COVID-19. Principal/Nurse will conduct inquiry process.
- Notify the Director of Special Programs and assist with contact tracing
- HR/Director of Special Programs will contact staff deemed at risk
- Principal, Counselor, Nurse, FELS will contact families deemed at risk
- Director of Communications will forward letter to principal to send to families/staff deemed at risk
- Principal will contact custodial staff to clean/disinfect.
- Principals will designate quarantine rooms to temporarily house students who are waiting to be picked up
- Principals will designate at least three spaces to be used as isolation rooms: (a) General waiting area (students will unscheduled needs) (b.) Well-student area (students reporting to take regularly scheduled meds) (c.) Temporary quarantine area (students/staff presented with COVID-19 symptoms, separated from others with possible symptoms)