Covid-19

Information

Burton School District will continue to implement any and all measures recommended by public health leaders and state officials to protect the health and safety needs of our students, our staff, and our families during this pandemic.

All about Coronavirus: A Video for Kids and Their Families | Michigan Public Health

How to Protect Yourself & Others

Know how it spreads. Coronavirus spreads mainly from person to person.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

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FAQs

What's the difference between isolation and quarantine?

Isolation keeps someone who tested positive for Covid-19 away from others, even in the same home for 10 days. Isolation is one of the most important things you can do as soon as you have any symptoms.


Quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has Covid-19 away from others for 14 days.

What is considered a close contact?

You are a close contact of a Covid-19 positive individual if, from 48 hours before their symptoms began, the person with Covid-19:


  • Lived in your home or stayed overnight with you
  • Took care of you or you took care of them
  • Stayed within 6 feet of you for a cumulative of 15 minutes or longer within a 24 hour period
  • Exposed you to their cough and/or sneeze

How will I be notified if my student is identified as a potential close contact?

You will be contacted by one of our school nurses or administration and asked to pick your child up from school.

What if I choose not to get a Covid test for my child?

If your child has symptoms and you choose not to take your child for a Covid test, your child will need to stay at home in isolation for 10 days after symptoms start.

What is contact tracing?

You've probably heard of the term "contact tracing" in relation to Covid-19. This is an important part of how schools determine which students and staff will require quarantine if they come in close contact with a person with Covid-19.

What if my child has a friend of a friend who tested positive for Covid?

Contacts of contacts do not need to quarantine.


In this situation, your child will not need to quarantine unless that person they were around begins to develop symptoms within 48 hours of the last time your child was with them.


For example: My husband was around a friend who tested positive. My husband now needs to quarantine for 14 days but my children and I do not unless my husband begins to develop symptoms.

Please note that this information may change as government and public health guidelines are updated. This information is updated as of 10/30/2020.

Meet our district's new RN Covid Coordinator

Tracy Keovilaysane BSN, RN