Individuals with COVID-19 can experience a wide range of signs and symptoms that may vary from very mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Students experiencing any COVID-19 symptom (listed below) during the school day must be excluded from school.
|Fever (100.0 or greater) or Chills||Cough|
|Vomiting||Difficulty Breathing/Shortness of Breath|
|Diarrhea||Muscle or Body Aches|
|Fatigue||New Loss of Taste/Smell|
According to CDC/IDPH Guidance:
Your child will need to stay home for:
At least 24 hours after fever, vomiting, and diarrhea has resolved (without fever-reducing medication)
All other symptoms have improved
It has been at least 5 days since the onset of symptoms
Students may return in fewer than 5 days after meeting one of these conditions:
With verified medical documentation of alternate diagnosis as a reason for symptoms
With documentation of negative COVID-19 test (home tests accepted)
→ 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.