COVID UPDATE: TESTING & SYMPTOMS

NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Important Information



COVID Notification to Families

Dear Eagan High School Families,


As our district returns to full-time distance learning, our commitment to the health and safety of our students, families and staff remains our top priority. Though we are not together in our buildings, it is very important that the COVID-19 Response Team at our school remains informed about all household COVID-19 information. Whether your child participates in distance learning, Tier 1 child care, 196 Digital Academy or in-person targeted services, our school’s COVID-19 Response Team is continuing to track COVID-19 data.


Please continue to call or email us if you or your child is ill or are experiencing symptoms, if you or your child is identified as a close contact to someone who is COVID-19 positive, and if there are any positive test results in your household. We are obligated to continue tracking this data for the district, county and state, and will be assisting with contact tracing. This is also one of the data points that will be used in determining the learning model and our opportunities for in-person experiences. This strategy contains virus spread while protecting the community.


It is important you and anyone in your household stay home and discontinue any activities outside of your household if you are feeling sick, regardless of whether symptoms are related to COVID-19. Less common symptoms of COVID-19 include: sore throat; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; muscle pain; fatigue; headache; nasal congestion; runny nose, and chills. More common symptoms include: fever over 100.4; new or worsening cough; difficulty breathing, and a new loss of taste or smell.


The state of Minnesota is providing barrier-free testing to every resident. You can order a test online and have it shipped to your home at no cost. Included in the test are instructions for taking the test and consulting with a health professional. Order your free at-home saliva test at https://learn.vaulthealth.com/state-of-minnesota/.


Remember, please call or email your child’s school nurse or principal, if you or your child is ill or are experiencing symptoms, if you or your child is identified as a close contact to someone who is COVID-19 positive, and if there are any positive test results in your household. We will assist with screening your symptoms and walk you through the reporting process if symptoms are deemed COVID-19 related.


The Licensed School Nurse at School is NICOLE PALMER. Contact information is nicole.palmer@district196.org. School phone 651-683-6917.School nurse office hours are 7 AM - 3:30 PM. The school’s main number is 651-683-6900 and school hours are

7:30 AM- 4:30 pm.



Sincerely,

Dr. Polly Reikowski, Principal

Ms. Nicole Palmer, Nurse