New Guidance for COVID-19. If you have any questions please call the school nurse 618-297-4520.
If a student has any of these symptoms, the student(s) need to stay home: Fever (100.4°F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches from unknown cause.
A negative COVID test for the sick student only(at home tests are not accepted) will be required to return to school.
Siblings will not be excluded from school as long as the sick student is tested in 24 hrs.
Person who has COVID-like symptoms without COVID-19 testing or is COVID-19 Positive : Stay home at least ten calendar days from start of symptoms AND for 24 hours with no fever (without fever-reducing medication) AND improvement of symptoms.
Follow exclusion guidance.
Symptomatic individuals with a negative COVID 19 diagnostic test: Stay home until symptoms have improved/resolved per return-to-school criteria for diagnosed condition. Follow provider directions, recommended treatment.(Negative COVID-19 tests are valid only for 48 hours after the date of test.) Must provide the school with a copy of test results.
Symptomatic individual without a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test; Stay home for at least 10 calendar and until symptoms have improved/resolved per return-to-school criteria for diagnosed condition.
Symptom free individual who is a close contact to a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case: If fully vaccinated, no exclusion is needed. If not fully vaccinated, stay home for 7-14 calendar days after last exposure to the COVID-19 case. Local health departments must authorize early release from quarantine. Follow exclusion guidance.
Return to School Criteria- 24 Hour Rule:
• Fever: Keep your child home until Fever free WITHOUT medicine for 24 hours. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow recovery and make others sick.
• Vomiting or Diarrhea: Keep your child home for 24 hours after the last time he or she vomited or had diarrhea.
• Antibiotics: Keep your child home until 24 hours after the First dose of antibiotic for anything like ear infection, strep, or pneumonia.