Health & Wellness

January 4th, 2022

Hello D6 Families!

As many of you know, COVID numbers at all time highs. Here at D6 we continually review all data available and adjust our mitigations to best reflect real time COVID data. Please read below for ways to help keep your student safe while attending person learning.

D6 COVID Protocols

· 3-feet social distancing whenever possible. 6-feet while eating if possible.

· Masks are required to be worn while at school but all students and staff unless eating or drinking.

· If your student test positive for COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine. Please contact the building nurse or the district nurse to determine their return date.

· If your student is unvaccinated, a close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 at school, and opted into the BinaxNOW testing program, they can continue to attend school and receive a COVID-19 test by your building nurse on Day 1, 3, 5, and 7 as long as they remain symptom free.

· If your student is unvaccinated, close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19, and the exposure was outside of the school setting, they will need to complete a 10-20 day quarantine. The specifics of the situation will determine how long you quarantine.

· Vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if a close contact regardless of where the exposure occurred.

· If your student is unvaccinated and any household members are symptomatic with any of the below symptoms, they must stay home. The symptomatic person must either get a negative COVID-19 test or a doctor's note stating their illness is not due to COVID-19.

· Please submit the results to your building nurse or the district nurse prior to sending your student back to school.

· Symptomatic students (regardless of vaccination status) are required to get a negative COVID-19 test or doctor's note clearing them to return to school if they have any of the below symptoms:

o Fever over 100.4

o Cough

o Shortness of Breath

o New Loss of Taste or Smell

o Body Aches (this can be sore legs, a back ache, or just a general overall soreness)

o Fatigue (this is more than a normal tired that has no other cause)

o Sore Throat

o Nausea/ Vomiting

o Diarrhea

Cheri Sinkovec BSN RN

District Nurse Administrator