Since COVID-19 spreads so rapidly, it is essential that students (or their caregiver) and staff members conduct a daily health check PRIOR to going to school which should include a temperature check and symptom assessment. Students or staff members should stay home, if they have a temperature of 100F OR cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing OR any TWO of the following symptoms OR any ONE of the following symptoms AND the student or staff member has had close personal contact or potential exposure to a person with confirmed COVID-19.
- Temperature 100F or higher or chills
- Sore Throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- NEW uncontrolled cough (for students with chronic allergies/asthmatic cough, a change in cough from baseline)
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Diarrhea or abdominal pain
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Muscle or body aches
- New onset of severe headache, especially with fever
- Loss of taste or smell
Close Contact/Potential Exposure
- Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19. Symptoms may develop 2 - 14 days after exposure.
Information provided by the Ross County Health District.