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COVID-19 Symptoms

Is it a Cold or COVID?

The flu, common cold and COVID share some common symptoms. Normandy Early Learning Center school nurse Ms. Hilliard explains the symptoms of COVID and what to do if you think you may contracted the virus. 

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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
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Nurse’s Visit

Sick student/staff

  • 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)