Families need to perform a daily health check at home. Here is what that looks like and the guidance on when to keep home.
Daily Health Check at Home. Prior to coming to school each and every day, parents shall conduct a health check of their child to assess whether the child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The daily health check shall consist of the following:
- Taking the child’s temperature.
- Through discussion with the child and personal observation of the parent, assess if the child is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
- Fever of over 100 °F *Changed as of August 28*
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
For up to date information about COVID-19 symptoms and for an interactive symptom checker/self-assessment tool, parents and guardians should visit the website of the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.
If the child has a fever of greater than 100°F or is experiencing any other symptom listed above (or as updated from time to time by the School), the child must stay home from school and the parent must notify the school.
Pursuant to Ohio Department of Health guidelines, families, caregivers and staff shall, as soon as possible, notify the school if (i) they have been exposed to COVID-19, (ii) they, or any members of their households, have been diagnosed with or presumed to have COVID-19, or (iii) they are quarantined. Personnel and students with known exposure to someone with diagnosed or presumed COVID-19 must self-quarantine at home for 14 days or as otherwise advised or instructed by the local health department. Students who travel to a location with known community spread may choose to self-quarantine at home for 14 days. Students who travel to a state with a positivity rate over 15% will need to quarantine for 14 days before reporting to school.
- Upon entry to school, students will report directly to their homeroom and will have their temperature taken prior to entering the classroom
- Any student who has during the morning temperature check or a student who, while at school, develops a fever of greater than 100°F** or exhibits any one or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 (not including anything that the school administration reasonably believes to be unrelated to illness, such as seasonal allergies, or isolated incidents of coughing or sneezing) may not remain at school and must be picked up and taken home at the earliest opportunity. Such students will be immediately directed to a designated spot to be isolated from others except for the staff designated to monitor and care for such students until they go home. In the case of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, the school will call local health department to report the matter and obtain guidance.
(Updated August 30, 2020)