Health Protocol 22-23
COVID-19 has caused us to look at how we evaluate sickness in the health office. Should it be determined that your child cannot be in school, you will need to make arrangements to have your child picked up immediately to ensure the health and safety of students and staff.
To help you make decisions about whether your child should attend school, we have put together a list of guidelines. Your child will not be allowed at school and will be sent home if the following conditions(s) are present:
- For any symptoms below or any the CDC has listed as COVID-19 symptoms, the most current CUSD COVID-19 Exclusion Guidelines will be followed.
- *Fever of 100.4° or higher. A child must be fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication) before returning to school. If COVID-19 has not been ruled out, follow CUSD exclusion guidelines.
- *Difficulty breathing, Headache, Loss of taste and smell.
- *Persistent Cough.
- *Sore throat with fever and/or white spots on the throat. If strep throat is diagnosed (note required), the child must be on medication and fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication) before returning to school.
- Rash with/without fever and/or signs of illness or behavioral changes. (i.e. chicken pox, measles, etc.) Even non-contagious rash conditions can be a symptom of a health condition....even if it is just unsightly, uncomfortable, or itchy. Medical attention may be needed to reduce symptoms or disease risks.
- *Vomited (not caused by motion sickness or a gag reflex unassociated with illness) A child must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
- *Diarrhea of two (2) or more loose/watery stools in a 24-hour period unless other signs of illness are present. A child must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Skin sores on an exposed surface that are weeping fluid and cannot be covered.
- Red, itchy, and purulent draining eyes. If conjunctivitis or “pink eye” is diagnosed, the child must be on medication for 24 hours before returning to school. If not diagnosed by medical provider student must remain out until symptoms have cleared.
- Prolonged and/or persistent stomachache that does not resolve.
- Swelling or pain at a level that may interfere with learning.
- Earache with severe discomfort and/or fever.
- Toothache with facial swelling and/or fever.
- Active (live) Head Lice. A child must remain at home until treatment with a pediculicide. A child may return to school if there are no live lice present. Please notify the Health Office as the student must be cleared to attend class.