Screening Prior to and Upon Arrival
All individuals entering the buildings will be required to check (or have a parent or legal guardian check) their temperature and other COVID-19 symptoms at home before reporting to school. The CDC maintains a list of COVID-19 symptoms that they update from time to time. Anyone presenting any of these symptoms should stay home and contact the Health Office Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate next steps, including testing and when to safely return to school. Our goal is to prevent symptomatic and/or infected persons from boarding public transportation or even making their way to our campus.
The care our families, faculty and staff take with these measures is critical to our community’s safety.
All Visitors must consent to temperature check, complete a health screening questionnaire, and provide full contact information before entering the school buildings.
If a student, faculty or staff member has had close or proximate contact with a person confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, even if such student, faculty or staff member is asymptomatic, they should contact the school nurse to discuss their situation before coming to school.
If your student will not be in school on any given day due to sickness or any other reason, please notify email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. School staff will maintain attendance records of any student of compulsory age. See PART IV, Section K of the Reopening Plan for information regarding chronic absenteeism.
Monitoring the Health of Students, Faculty and Staff
Individuals who present symptoms while at school will be immediately referred to the school nurse for further screening.
The School reserves the right to take a student’s or an employee’s temperature when appearing ill. The School will decide when to send an individual home.
The School will not keep records of a student’s or employee’s temperature or symptoms; however, the School is mandated to notify the state and local health authorities immediately upon being informed of any positive COVID-19 diagnostic test and must support authorities in contact tracing. The school nurse will be responsible for notifying state and local health authorities. See PART III, Section C3 of the Reopening Plan for more information on contact tracing.
Any individual who screens positive for COVID-19 exposure or symptoms will immediately be (a) separated in a safe, contained area (with supervision, if applicable) until dismissed and (b) given instructions to contact their health care provider for assessment and testing.
PART III, Section C4 of the Reopening Plan details requirements for returning to school after screening or testing positive for COVID-19.