Exposure Scenarios for Students, Staff

BEFORE SCHOOL EACH DAY: self-monitor for fever and COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms can include fever or chills (100.4), cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

NINE SCENARIOS: WHAT TO DO

  1. Confirmed diagnosis for COVID-19 with NO Symptoms
    Can return to school/work if you have no symptoms for 10 days after testing. If symptoms develop, refer to Scenario #2. (CDC Isolation Guidelines)
  2. Confirmed diagnosis for COVID-19 WITH Symptoms
    Can return to school/work 10 days after illness starts AND at least 24 hours have passed since last fever without using fever-reducing medications AND all other symptoms have improved. (CDC Symptoms Guidelines) (CDC Exposure Guidelines)
  3. Close contact (within 6 ft for 15 min) of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
    Close contact starts 48 hours before the person began to feel sick. Self-quarantine until 14 days after the last exposure to the confirmed cases. (CDC Close Contact Guidelines) (CDC Self-Quarantine Guidelines)
  4. Testing negative for COVID-19 who are NOT a close contact of a confirmed case. Can return to normal activities 24 hours after a fever and other symptoms have resolved.
  5. Testing negative for COVID-19 who ARE close contacts of a confirmed case.
    Close contact starts 48 hours before the person began to feel sick. Self-quarantine until 14 days after the last exposure to the confirmed cases. (CDC Self-Quarantine Guidelines)
  6. COVID-19 symptoms but did not test for Covid-19
    Must isolate at home. Can return to school 10 days after illness starts AND at least 24 hours have passed since last fever without using fever-reducing medications AND all other symptoms have improved. (CDC Symptoms Guidelines) (CDC Self-Quarantine Guidelines)
  7. Tested for COVID-19 with symptoms – waiting for results.
    Must self-quarantine at home. Can return after 24 hours have passed since last fever without using fever-reducing medications AND all symptoms have improved, AND
    10 days since symptoms appeared. If test results are negative, must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications and symptoms are improving.
    Follow WDMCS illness guidelines. (CDC Self-Quarantine Guidelines)
  8. When a healthcare provider confirms another diagnosis or a pre-existing condition.
    Follow specific return guidance from the health care provider or follow the WDMCS illness guidelines.
  9. If you are in close contact of a person who was in close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case.
    No exclusion necessary. Self- monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

Flowchart: When to Send a Student to the Nurse

Flow Chart for When to Send Student to Nurse