Students suffering with COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home. These symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, headache, sore throat. Parents or guardians will be asked to pick up their child within 1 hour of receiving a call from the school office.
*Change to School-Based Exposure and Quarantine
The Ohio Department of Health recently sent out a new order, which the Summit County Public Health(SCPH) clarified this week as it pertains to school-based exposure. The new order states that a student, who is a close contact of a positive case in the school setting, but was masked and 3 – 6 feet away from the positive case for 15 minutes or more, will no longer be reported as a close contact to SCPH and not be required to quarantine outside of the school setting. Most recently, students who were 3-6 feet for 15 minutes or more were permitted to attend school but had to follow all quarantine protocols outside of the school setting. School Administration will still contact any parent of a student that was a masked 3 – 6 feet exposure to a positive case, to keep you informed and vigilant to watch your child for any symptoms.
What will not change, is if a student is exposed to a positive case, and (a) was within 6 feet unmasked or (b) closer than than 3 feet (masked or unmasked) for 15 minutes or more, a 14-day (out of school) quarantine will be imposed and those students will also be reported as close contacts to SCPH.
Our policy if a child has one of these 4 symptoms (dry cough, fever of 100.0 or more, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell) we will be asking you to pick up your child and they will need to stay home for 10 days. Additionally, for these symptoms: chills, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, nausea or vomiting and/or diarrhea students will be sent home and invited to return after they are 72 hours symptom free. This means 72 hours from when their symptoms clear, NOT, from when they are called off/sent home. Students cannot return to school if they are not symptom free without the use of medicine.
More detailed protocol and policy information, details, and flowcharts will be added soon.
(Updated April 1, 2021)