CUSD #2 COVID Health Policies
Students/staff that display one or more of the following symptoms will be evaluated by the school nurse and sent home from school:
- Fever 100.0 or higher (must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school)
- Moderate/Severe headache
- Shortness of breath
- New cough
- Sore throat
- Vomiting (must be 24 hours with no vomiting before returning to school)
- Diarrhea (must be 24 hours with no diarrhea before returning to school)
- New loss of sense of taste or smell
- Fatigue of an unknown cause
- Muscle or body aches from an unknown cause
Students/staff that stay home or are sent home for any of these symptoms will need a negative COVID test (home tests accepted), doctors note with an alternative diagnosis, or will need to remain out of school for 5 days before they can return.
Students/staff that have a family member with a pending test or symptoms can remain at school as long as they are asymptomatic.
Positive COVID tests should be reported to the school nurse. Pictures of home tests can be emailed to the school nurse including name, date of birth, and date and time of test in Sharpie on the test. Positive cases should isolate at home for 5 days from onset of symptoms (or test date if asymptomatic) and can return to school if no fever and symptoms are improving with a mask after 5 days. If unable to mask, fever still present, or worsening symptoms, positive cases should remain home for the full 10 days.
If a student/staff member tests positive, siblings and family members can return to school as long as they are vaccinated and asymptomatic, or if unvaccinated and asymptomatic they may participate in test to stay.
Individuals who have had COVID-19 with a confirmed test within the past 3 months (90 days) who are now symptomatic do not need to be tested for COVID-19 and should be assessed for other illnesses.
We will not be contact tracing for positive cases within the school unless required to do so by the health department at a later date.