CUSD #2 COVID Health Policies
Students that display one of more of the following symptoms will be evaluated by the school nurse and sent home from school:
Fever 100.0 or higher
Shortness of breath
New loss of sense of taste or smell
Fatigue of an unknown cause
Muscle or body aches from an unknown cause
Students that stay home or are sent home for any of these symptoms will need a negative COVID test, alternative diagnosis from a physician, or will need to remain out of school for 10 days before they can return.
Siblings may remain at school for the day as long as they are asymptomatic and the ill student sent home provides a negative COVID test or alternative diagnosis from a physician the following school day.
Close Contact Tracing in Schools per IDPH
Students/staff that are masked and 3ft apart from a COVID positive individual (student or staff) do not need to be quarantined if asymptomatic. If masks are not universally worn by staff and students, all individuals within 6 feet for 15 minutes or greater in a 24 hour period of the positive case will be placed on quarantine for fourteen days.
Students/staff that are unmasked and not 6ft apart from a COVID positive individual will be quarantined per the Crawford County Health Department. Students should be maintained at a six foot distance for breakfast and lunch as much as possible. For students who are within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes will be quarantined per the Crawford County Health Department.
Vaccinated staff/students exposed to a COVID positive individual do not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic.
Students/staff that have tested positive within the past 90 days do not need to quarantine if exposed to a COVID positive individual within the 90 day immunity period.
Bus contacts that are within 6ft of a COVID positive individual (two rows in front, two rows behind, and the row across) will be quarantined per the Crawford County Health Department.
We will adhere to the guidelines for contact tracing in sports per IDPH.
Shorter quarantine options are only available for students who are returning to a school where masks are universally worn by all staff and students.
Nursing staff will NOT be administering medications for COVID symptoms. Routine medications will be given to students who have the appropriate authorization forms on file and for non COVID symptoms only.