Before Coming to School: Daily Health Screening
Staying home when sick is an important way that we protect each other from the spread of COVID-19.
Answer these questions for yourself or your child everyday before coming to school:
Has your child had any symptoms listed below that are new or different from usual?
- Fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher) or chills
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell that started in the last 10 days (Children may say that food “tastes bad” or “tastes funny”)
- Feeling out of breath or having a hard time breathing
- Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
- Muscle aches or body aches
If your child has any of the symptoms above:
- Contact your child’s doctor, and have your child tested for COVID-19.
- Keep your child at home until you get their test results.
- Contact your child's school.
Have you had “close contact” in the past 10-14 days with anyone who has COVID-19 during their contagious period?
Under group tracing, regardless of vaccination status, students and staff may remain in school unless they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. If they develop symptoms, they should notify their school sites and follow protocols for testing in order to return to school.
Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 to 10 days?
Students who test positive will be asked to immediately isolate at home for at least 5 days. The student can return to school if:
5 days have passed since their positive test was collected (not 5 days after the result was received) and
A negative test was collected on or after Day 5
If the child is not retested, they may return 10 days after their original positive test was collected.
- If you or your child(ren) answered no, you can keep going to school.
Get more information on what to do for COVID-19 symptoms, exposures, and positive tests.
This page was last updated on May 27, 2022