There are precautions you can take to prevent spreading it to others: isolation, masking, and avoiding contact with people who are at high risk of getting very sick. Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. These recommendations do not change based on COVID-19 Community Levels.
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
What to do if a child is sick
Students who test positive for COVID-19, should stay home for at least 5 days and isolate themselves from others.
A doctor's note is NOT required, but parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the school and submit an absence note specifying COVID-19 as the reason for the absence. This step ensures that the student's absence is properly recorded and does not have a negative impact on their attendance record.
Submitting an absence
Please use the following link to submit an absence to the student's school.*
*Please type COVID-19 in the Other Box under "Reason for Absence"