As required by the Virginia Department of Social Services, families are required to inform the school if they have symptoms of any illness. COVID19 symptoms will require us to report it to the Virginia Health Department to receive next step instructions on possible exclusions or temporary closures.
Children will receive a health check daily before leaving their car. Their temperature will be taken with a touchless thermometer, and they will be excluded with a temperature of over 99.5. The baseline temperature for admittance is specifically without the aid of medication. Parents will be asked if their child has had a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. If any of these are present, the child will be denied entry until these symptoms have been resolved and/or the child is under a physician’s care with adequate documentation to provide proof of care and eligibility to return to school.
Children who show signs of COVID19, or any other illness, while at school will be isolated and parents must pick up from school immediately and/or appoint an emergency contact person to pick the child up if they are not able to do so. Parents must keep the school informed of the progression of the illness and if the symptoms develop into a positive diagnosis of COVID19. The Virginia Department of Health is requiring us to contact them for further instructions on management at the school level.
The same procedures will be applied to the adults in the environment, including health checks and exclusion for symptoms. Our main goal is to keep our school community a safe and healthy place to be.
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