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COVID Guidelines

What to do if you're exposed to COVID?
May continue work and activities.
Consider wearing a mask.
Closely watch for symptoms.
Stay home if showing symptoms, even if mild.
Seek testing if showing symptoms.
What to do if you test positive for
COVID or have COVID symptoms?
  1. Positive Test: Stay home until you are fever free for the past 24 hours and symptoms are improving. Consider wearing a mask for 10 days from symptom onset.
  2. COVID Symptoms: Get a COVID test through the school or other source. If your test is negative you may return when your symptoms have improved and you're fever free for 24 hours.
  • Let your school know so they can give you a return date and prepare homework.
  • Call your doctor.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have any emergency signs including trouble breathing, chest pain, new confusion, very sleepy or hard to wake up, then seek emergency medical care immediately. 
  • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible. 
  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible. 
  • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets. 
  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
What does "Close Contact" mean? 
  • Within 3 feet with a mask or 6 feet without a mask for a cumulative of 15 minutes over the past 24 hours. 
What are Primary Symptoms of COVID?
  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Chills
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
What are Secondary Symptoms of COVID?
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Nasal congestion/runny nose