Important COVID-19 Information
If you are traveling:
Daily monitoring of symptoms by staff, students, and families is extremely important in helping to stop the transmission of illness.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS
Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children prior to sending to school each day.
• Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
• Headache when in combination with other symptoms
• Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms
• Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms
If staff or students have any of these symptoms, they must get a PCR test for active COVID-19 infection prior to returning to school. There are different tests for COVID, which vary in effectiveness. DS requires PCR/Molecular testing. Antibody testing is most helpful in identifying past infection but does not provide the needed information for identifying acute infection. At this time, antigen testing may be helpful for screening large populations but is too likely to miss an infection. Students must remain home until negative test results are obtained.