News from Nurse Brandi

Guidance on Covid-19 Illness


Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

    • COVID-19 symptoms include:

    • Fever (100 degrees farenheit) - without having to take any fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
    • New loss of smell or taste
    • Cough
    • Muscle aches
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chills
    • New or unusual headache
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or loss of appetite
    • Congestion or runny nose
  • One or more of these symptoms that is a new onset or is an increase in severity.

    Yes, I have symptoms.

    • Have you:

      • Had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19?
      • Traveled to OR live in an area that is designated substantial community transmission?

      If no to all of these questions OR If you have been vaccinated:

      • Stay home until you are symptom free for 72 hours without fever or symptom reducing medications.

      If yes to one or more of these questions:

      • Contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.
      • Quarantine yourself for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.*
      • Notify your child's school that they will be absent.

      *A healthcare provider note or a negative test result with symptoms improved/symptom free for 72 hours, will be accepted and could allow you to return to school sooner than 10 days.


    • All students must stay home if any member of the household has pending test results.

    • Please visit https://www.westada.org/Page/1678 for additional information.