For any health-related questions, please contact our School Nurse,
Courtney Kozloski at email@example.com or at (828) 579-3754
Please let Nurse Courtney know if your child has covid, the flu, or a stomach bug.
It’s imperative to track these illnesses in the school setting to keep students healthy.
Covid-19 for the 2023-2024 school year
What to do if student/staff was exposed to Covid-19:
- You do not need to quarantine
- Recommend masking starting on day 1 (day 0 is day of exposure)
- Do not test before day 6
○ if negative continue masking precautions until day 10
○ if positive isolate immediately
Isolation and precautions for students/staff with Covid-19
- If positive for Covid-19, quarantine for 5 days (day 0 is first day of symptoms)
- May return on day 6 as long as fever free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving
- Wear mask through day 10, or
○ With 2 sequential negative tests 48 hours apart, may remove mask sooner than day 10
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include day of symptom onset and day of positive test.
A student may be excluded if the illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in school activities or if there is risk of spread of harmful disease to others.
Exclusion criteria includes the following…
- Common cold/respiratory illnesses
- With any respiratory symptoms, it is recommended to take a rapid COVID test before returning to school.
- Until fever of greater than 100.4 is gone for at least 24 hours without medication support and the child is well enough to participate in routine activities.
- If 2 or more loose stools, the student should stay home until 24 hours after diarrhea has stopped or a healthcare provider has determined the cause to not be infectious. If diagnosed to be infectious by a healthcare provider, please follow doctor’s recommendations, as well as notify the school nurse for more specific exclusion criteria.
- If 2 or more episodes of vomiting, the student should stay home until 24 hours after vomiting has stopped or a healthcare provider has determined the cause to not be infectious.
- A student with lice should stay home until after receiving first treatment.
- Pink eye
- A student with eye redness and discharge and/or fever should stay home until 24 hours after starting treatment.
- Abdominal pain
- A student with abdominal pain that continues for more than two hours, or intermittent pain associated with fever or other symptoms, should be sent home.
- A student with a rash and a fever or a change in behavior should be excluded from school until the rash subsides or until a healthcare provider has determined it is not infectious. If a healthcare provider diagnoses rash as infectious, please follow doctor’s recommendations, as well as notify the school nurse for more specific exclusion criteria.
- Skin sores
- A student with weeping sores on an exposed area that cannot be covered with waterproof dressing should be excluded until exposed sores dry.