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School Nurse

Last Updated: 9/9/2020 10:15 PM

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Download the SCSD#1 COVID Pamphlet

 

New Recommendations from the CDC - Face Coverings

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

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Symptoms of Coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
 

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What To Do if You Are Sick (from CDC)

This is a great resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with excellent guidance on "What to do if you are sick".  There is a "Self Checker" tab that you can click on that will guide you through the process step by step with questions about how you are feeling.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

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Our local hospital also has a dedicated webpage to assist you more on a local level as well as numbers to call if you or your children have symptoms of COVID-19.

https://www.sheridanhospital.org/community/coronavirus/

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This is an all-encompassing website put together to get your information in one place.

https://www.coronavirus.gov/

 


When To Keep Your Child Home From School

Fever (100.4* or above)                                                             

Yes - Must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen before returning to school.
Cough Yes, if:
 - Difficulty breathing
 - Wheezing that has not been assessed previously by PCP
 - Cyanosis (blue in color)
 - Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
"Flu-Like" Symptoms
 - Temperature 100.4* or above 
 - Body Aches
 - Fatigue
 - Shortness of Breath
 - Cough
 - Sore Throat
 - Vomiting
Yes, if:
 - Confirmed diagnosis by PCP
 - Fever over 100.4*
 - Child cannot participate in all school activities
Diarrhea

Yes, if:
 - Stool watery/increased frequency
 - More than 2 episodes in a 24-hour period
 - Last episode has been less than 24-hours prior

Vomiting/Nausea Yes, if:
 - Not related to activity
 - Not self-induced
 - Recent head injury
 - Fever 100.4* or above
 - More than 2 episodes in a 24-hour period
 - Severe abdominal pain
 
Mild Upper Respiratory Symptoms
(Runny nose, sneezing, mild cough)
Yes, if:
 - Accompanied by a fever of 100.4* or above
 - Unable to participate in all school activities
Rash Yes, if:
 - Fever of 100.4* or above
 - Has open sores or weeping
 - Spreading rapidly
 
Earache Yes, if:
 - Fever of 100.4* or above
 - Unable to participate in all school activities
 
Swollen Lymph Nodes Yes, if:
 - Fever of 100.4* or above
 - Difficulty breathing and or swallowing
 - Red, warm and/or tender
 
Sore Throat (pharyngitis) Yes, if:
 - Fever of 100.4* or above
 - Unable to swallow or drooling
 
Concussion Yes, if:
 - As ordered by PCP
 - Unable to participate in all school activities
 
Conjunctivitis
-Bacterial
-Viral
-Allergic
Yes, if:
 - Fever of 100.4* or above
 - Behavioral changes
 - Excessive exudate
 
Fifth's Disease No:
No longer contagious once rash appears
 
Influenza Yes, if:
 - Fever of 100.4* or above
 - Unable to participate in all school activities
 
Hand Foot and Mouth Yes, if:
 - Open sores
 - Drooling
 - Unable to participate in all school activities
 
Head Lice Yes, if:
 - Untreated live lice
 

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