Nurse's Notes: January 2021

Happy New Year!

I'm so excited!

I cannot wait to see all of the students again on January 19th! (or sooner...more info soon!)


Just a quick reminder about a few things:


-The Symptom Free School Protocol is still in place for staff and students. If your child is experiencing ANY symptom of COVID19, please keep them home and follow the symptom free protocol

https://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/communications.aspx?id=42170


-Wearing a mask at school is required


-The CDC has made changes to the quarantine guidelines for people that have been in close contact with a person that has COVID19. Quarantine is still 14 days OR 10 days if no symptoms OR 7+ days with a negative test taken on day 6 if free of symptoms....

http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/exposed.aspx


-The State travel mandates apply to staff and students.

Returning employees and students who test within 72 hours of departure or test on arrival in Alaska, must quarantine for 5 days after arrival and if they have received a negative test result and are symptom free, can return to school on day 6. If they experience any symptoms after arrival, they should get re-tested and follow the symptom free protocol. If they choose not to test, they must quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Alaska and can return to school if symptom free. Test results can be submitted to the school.

https://covid19.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Outbreak-Health-Order-No-6-International-and-Interstate-Travel-DD3.pdf

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COVID-19 Vaccines-for your information

The COVID-19 vaccines are in Homer and they are being dispensed according to the recommendations by the Nation's leading experts and our State's medical experts. Alaska is currently in Phase 1a at this time. More information can be found at the State of Alaska COVID-19 Vaccine Information page at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/VaccineInfo.aspx .


*The COVID-19 vaccine is not a State of Alaska required immunization for students nor is it a requirement of employment at the KPB school district

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COVID-19 test results

If your child tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, please consider providing a copy of that test result to your school nurse. With proof of that positive COVID-19 test, your child can avoid quarantine requirements for 90 days from date of positive test if they are a close contact to a person that tests positive for COVID and it may help reduce the time out on the school's symptom free protocol. The results can be emailed to lpeek@kpbsd.org for West and Big Fireweed.
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