Nurses Corner

August 27th, 2021

Hello Zion 6 Families

This week brought about more changes in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The governor has announced that masks are to be worn in all indoor settings. Here at District 6 we are already following the mitigation of wearing our masks inside the school at all times. Please make sure your students have their cloth or disposable mask with them every day.

Also, the governor has announced a vaccination mandate. This requires all P-12 teachers and staff to either be vaccinated or agree to weekly surveillance testing.

We encourage all students over the age of 12 to receive the Covid vaccine.

I want to assure you the individuals in this district are working very hard to keep safety and health a top priority as we continue through this pandemic.

Any questions or comments, please call or email me!

District 6 Protocols

District 6 Covid Protocols

  • 3-feet social distancing recommended within the classroom where possible.
  • Masks must be worn among all students and staff in buildings with children present anywhere in the buildings, despite vaccination status.
  • Covid testing of symptomatic students regardless of vaccination status. (If a consent to test is on file.)
  • If your child is a close contact to a Covid positive person at school while masked, they must quarantine for 10 days from last exposure to that person IF they are unvaccinated, unless they have consent to do screening testing with the nurse on Day 1, 3, 5, and 7 if they remain asymptomatic. If the contact comes from within the household they still must quarantine. Vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if a close contact.
  • If your child contracts Covid, please isolate them for 10 days from the start of their symptoms OR if asymptomatic, their test date. Call your school's nurse so contact tracing can be initiated.
  • If your child OR any of your household members are symptomatic with any of the below symptoms, they must stay home and either get a negative Covid test result or a doctors note to return, regardless of vaccination status. Call your school and speak to the nurse if your child has Covid like symptoms.

Covid symptoms are as follows:

o Fever over 100.4

o Cough

o Shortness of Breath

o New Loss of Taste or Smell

o Body Aches

o Sore Throat

o Vomiting

o Diarrhea

District 6 Mitigations

- Essential visitors allowed in the buildings as long as they are masked and asymptomatic. An essential visitor is an individual coming into the school for required education or health purposes.

-Deep cleaning of buildings every day and cleaning of high touch points throughout the day.

-No outside food brought in.

-Limit the amount of items and furniture in classrooms.

-Hand hygiene education provided. Washing of hands before and after eating.

-Nurses and administrators will monitor community transmission of COVID-19, vaccination coverage, screening testing, and outbreaks to guide decisions about the level of layered prevention strategies being implemented.