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HEALTH PROTOCOLS

Note: If you, your child, or anyone in your family does not feel well and is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please DO NOT send your child to school.

RESPONSE TO COVID-19 SYMPTOMS: Anyone exhibiting a fever or ONE or more COVID-19 symptoms will be immediately separated from others. Parents/guardians or emergency contacts will be contacted. If it is determined that the illness is NOT COVID-19 (through a test or doctor’s diagnosis), the person may return to school when symptoms subside and with a doctor’s note confirming the negative COVID-19 diagnosis. If the person does not seek medical attention, the person must isolate and not return to school until they have met the CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation, which currently includes:

  • 24 hours with no fever and without fever-reducing medications AND
  • Improvement in other clinical symptoms; AND
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared

**Student will be allowed to make up work during these times.

POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES: If a student or staff member is positively diagnosed with COVID-19, the following steps will likely be implemented:

  • The LaSalle County Health Department will be contacted and their guidance will be followed. 
  • All parents & employees will receive a notification from the school; those considered as close contacts will be contacted by the Health Department. 
  • The person’s classroom/work area will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected
  • The health of students & teachers who are part of the infected individual’s cohort will be closely monitored 
  • If more than 3 individuals in the cohort are diagnosed with COVID-19, the entire cohort will quarantine and shift to remote learning; the local public health department will be contacted for further guidance

QUARANTINE COHORTS: when cohorts are quarantined, the entire cohort (students and employees) will be sent home. They will be required to stay home until they have met the CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation, which currently includes:

  • 24 hours with no fever and without fever-reducing medications; AND
  • Improvement in other clinical symptoms; AND
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared; OR 
  • 14 days since exposure to the infected individual(s) for asymptomatic people 
  • The health of all non-quarantined students & staff will be closely monitored 
  • Remote learning will take place during this time COVID-19

EXPOSURE OF FAMILY MEMBERS: In cases where a student or staff member is exposed to individuals who are COVID-19 positive, the following steps should be followed:

  • The individual should remain home for at least 14 days from last exposure, or in the event that the person must continue contact with the family member, 14 days from the time when their family member has met the CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation, which currently includes:
    • 24 hours with no fever and without fever-reducing medication, AND 
    • Improvement in other clinical symptoms, AND  
    • 10 days since symptoms first appeared  
  • Students will be allowed to complete and submit work during their time away from school