At-home COVID Screening
COVID Screening for Parents to check students at home
To protect our School community, we are asking all parents to complete the following questionnaire daily prior to sending your child to school.
In the past 14 days, has your child:
- Been in contact with a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infected person in the last 14 days?
- Has your child traveled or lived in an area with travel restrictions as noted below?
- Travel in or out of Connecticut and my child has not traveled to any other country which requires a 14-day self-quarantine by the CDC.
- Returning from International Travel
- Considerations for Travelers—Coronavirus in the US
If you answered yes to questions 1 or 2, please keep your child home and contact your physician and school nurse as soon as possible.
- Has your child had one or more of the following symptoms in the last 14 days:
- Fever of 100.0 or higher-your child needs to stay home even if this is their only symptom.
- Body aches and/or chills
- Significant fatigue (tired, exhausted)
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Painful breathing, frequent, harsh cough
- Nasal or chest congestion
- Shortness of breath (for a student with chronic allergy/asthmatic cough, a change in baseline)
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting not related to a chronic condition
- Unexplained/undiagnosed rash
- Check their child daily before sending him/her to school.
- Keep their child home for a fever of greater than 100.00
- Keep their child out of school for at least 10 days after symptoms began if COVID is suspected or symptoms of COVID are suspect. Call your physician and discuss if testing is recommended. If your doctor recommends testing, the acceptable type of testing to return to school prior to the 10-day self-isolation is a negative PCR-viral test or a NAAT-viral test. Please provide the results to the school nurse prior to sending your child back to school.
- Symptoms must improve prior to returning to school. Your child must be fever-free for 48 hours without fever-reducing medications and other symptoms must be resolving.
- Get a doctor’s note for an excluded/sick child to return to school for any non-COVID illness such as a bacterial infection with a medical diagnosis and confirmation that the illness is not COVID related from the MD.
- Either pick their child up in a timely manner or designate an emergency contact to do so if it is determined that the child has a fever or other symptoms of COVID.
- Call the school nurse if your child is kept home for any of the above symptoms so you can discuss how long your child needs to stay home.