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COVID-19 Symptoms Checker for Parents
COVID-19 Symptoms Checker for Parents
Melody Stevens
Saturday, October 17, 2020

COVID-19 SCREENING FOR PARENTS

EVERY MORNING before you send your child to school, please check for signs of illness:

Fever 100.4 or chills

Sore throat

Cough (especially new onset/uncontrolled cough) or shortness of breath

Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

*May present with more than one symptom. This list does not include all possible symptoms.

  • (1)Does your child have any sign of illness above?
  • (2)Were you in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with anyone confirmed with COVID-19?
  • (3)If the answer is YES to any of the questions, DO NOT send your child to school.  Instead, begin isolation of your child and contact your healthcare provider.  Have you been tested for COVID-19?  Only a positive test or provider diagnosis can confirm if someone has a current infection.
  • (4)Please keep your student home until they meet the criteria on the chart listed below.
  • (5)If you or your child have trouble breathing, chest pain, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face:  CALL 911!

Individual is NOT a known close contact to a COVID-19 case:

Not tested for COVID-19:

If symptoms:

  • (1)The individual must remain home for at least 10 days since the first symptoms began AND be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND with improvement of symptoms.
  • (2)If diagnosed with another condition that explains the symptoms, such as ear or bladder infection, individual does not need to isolate, doctor’s note is required to return to school.
  • (3)Consider quarantine for siblings and household members if you have significant concern for COVID-19.

No Symptoms:

May Attend School.

Tested and Negative for COVID-19:

If symptoms:

  • (1)The individual must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of symptoms, unless otherwise advised by a healthcare provider.
  • (2)If diagnosed with another condition, the individual must complete the exclusion period for the diagnosed disease.
  • (3)Please provide proof of negative COVID-19 test (not antibody).

No Symptoms:

May Attend School.

Tested and Positive for COVID-19:

If symptoms:

  • (1)The individual must isolate at home for at least 10 days since the first symptom began AND be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND with improvement in symptoms.
  • (2)Repeat testing is NOT recommended for making decisions about when people can return to work or school.
  • (3)Siblings, household members, ad other close contacts should follow the close contact information below.

No Symptoms:

  • (1)Must isolate at home for 10 days after the day the sample was collected.
  • (2)Siblings, household members, and other close contacts should follow the close contact information below.

 Individual IS a known close contact to a COVID-19 case:

Not tested for COVID-19:

If symptoms:

  • (1)Because the individual is a close contact of a COVID-19 case, the individual must quarantine for at least 14 days after the last contact with the COVID-19 positive person.
  • (2)Because the individual has developed symptoms and has not been tested or have an alternate diagnosis, the individual is likely a case and must also remain home for at least 10 days since the first symptoms began AND be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND with improvement of symptoms.
  • (3)The criteria in both of the above statements must be met before returning to school; whichever is longer.
  • (4)If the individual cannot properly isolate away from others at home, the last date of contact may be the last day of isolation for the positive person.
  • (5)Since the individual is a close contact who is now having symptoms, siblings, household members, and other close contacts should also follow this information to determine quarantine length.

If No Symptoms:

  • (1)Must quarantine for 14 days from the date of last exposure before returning to school or day care.  Siblings do not need to quarantine.
  • (2)If the exposure is to a household member and the case cannot properly isolate away from others at home, the last date of contact may be the last day of isolation for the positive person.
  • (3)If an individual who is a close contact starts having symptoms, refer to the symptoms information.

Tested and negative for COVID-19:

If Symptoms:

  • (1)The individual must quarantine for 14 days after contact with the COVID-19 positive person, even if the student has an alternate diagnosis for symptoms.
  • (2)If still experiencing symptoms after the 14 days, individual must wait to return to school until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of symptoms.

If No Symptoms:

  • (1)Must quarantine for 14 days from the date of last exposure before returning to school or day care.
  • (2)If the exposure is to a household member and the case cannot properly isolate away from others at home, the last date of contact may be the last day of isolation for the positive person.
  • (3)If an individual who is a close contact starts having symptoms, refer to the symptoms section.

Tested and positive for COVID-19:

If Symptoms:

  • (1)The individual must isolate at home for at least 10 days since the first symptoms began AND be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND with improvement in symptoms.
  • (2)Repeat testing is NOT recommended for making decisions about when people can return to work or school.
  • (3)Siblings, household members, and other close contacts should also follow this information to determine quarantine length.
  • (4)If the close contact tests positive, isolation starts on the day of symptom onset and isolation may end prior to the last day of quarantine or after the 14 days of quarantine.

If No Symptoms:

  • (1)Must isolate at home for 10 days after the day the sample was collected.
  • (2)Siblings, household members, and other close contacts should follow this information.

10/17/2020