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Illness/COVID-19/Travel Protocol

St. Francis of Assisi School is working hard to keep our students and staff safe during this challenging time with COVID-19, and we truly appreciate working together to make this happen.  Many questions can be answered with the information below, but please reach out to Trish Hanson if you have any additional questions: thanson@stfoa.org.
 
 

ILLNESS

What do I do if my child is sick?

 

Email or call the office with a description of the situation how long you anticipate your child being absent.

Email:   schooloffice@stfoa.org

Phone:  (206) 243-5690

 

Illness and COVID-19 Protocol

 

Please DO NOT send your child to school if they meet the following criteria:

If your child is experiencing one or more Primary Symptoms:

  •       Fever (100.4 or greater)
  •       Chills
  •       Muscle or body aches
  •       New loss of taste or smell
  •       Cough (new, changed, or worsening)

If your child is experiencing TWO or more Secondary Symptoms or one symptom longer than 24 hours:

  •       Congestion or runny nose
  •       Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  •       Headache
  •       Fatigue
  •       Sore throat

What do I do if my child is experiencing a Primary Symptom, two or more Secondary Symptoms, or one Secondary Symptom longer than 24 hours?

  1. Begin ISOLATION if you haven’t already done so.  Isolation period is for 5 days UNLESS they receive a negative COVID test result
  2. Take a COVID-19 TEST

When can my child return to school or activities?

NEGATIVE test for COVID or receives an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider

  1. NO fever (without medication), vomiting, or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  2. Symptoms have significantly improved

POSITIVE test for COVID 

  1. Contact Trish Hanson for guidance:  thanson@stfoa.org
  2. Complete ISOLATION at home for 5 full days after onset of first symptom(s) or positive test if no symptoms
  3. NO fever (without medication), vomiting, or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  4. Symptoms have significantly improved
  5. Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 full days after onset of symptoms or positive test if no symptoms
  •       MUST be socially distanced while eating or drinking during snack or lunch

What do I do if my child is experiencing one Secondary Symptom less than 24 hours?

If your child is experiencing ONE Secondary Symptom LESS than 24 hours or has been diagnosed with a chronic illness:

  1. They may return to school
  2. Monitor your child for additional symptoms or if the symptom continues for more than 24 hours

When can my child return to school or activities?

  1. NO fever (without medication), vomiting, or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  2. Symptoms have significantly improved

EXPOSURE to COVID/Close Contact

What do I do if my child has been exposed to COVID or identified as a close contact?

 

Exposure to COVID/Close Contact Protocol

Regardless of vaccination status:

  •       Continue to attend school and activities
  •       Monitor symptoms for 10 days after exposure
  •       Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days after exposure
  •       MUST be socially distanced while eating or drinking during snack or lunch
  •       Get tested 5 days after last exposure

What do I do if my child develops symptoms within 10 days of exposure?

  1. Begin ISOLATION if you haven’t already done so.  Isolation period is for 5 days UNLESS they receive a negative COVID test result
  2. Take a COVID-19 TEST

When can my child return to school or activities after developing symptoms following COVID exposure?

NEGATIVE test for COVID or receives an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider

  1. NO fever (without medication), vomiting, or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  2. Symptoms have significantly improved

POSITIVE test for COVID or does not get tested or has an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider

  1. Contact Trish Hanson for guidance:  thanson@stfoa.org
  2. Complete ISOLATION at home for 5 full days after onset of first symptom(s) or positive test if no symptoms
  3. NO fever (without medication), vomiting, or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
  4. Symptoms have significantly improved
  5. Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 full days after onset of symptoms or positive test if no symptoms
  •       MUST be socially distanced while eating or drinking during snack or lunch

TRAVEL

We are traveling.  What do we need to do in order for our child(ren) to return to school?

 

Travel Protocol

DOMESTIC Travel (within the U.S.):

  •       There are no current restrictions or requirements for returning to school
  •        CDC Recommendations

INTERNATIONAL Travel:

 

If your child is NOT vaccinated and up to date with COVID vaccines:

  •       Stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel.
  •       Get tested with a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after travel.
  •       Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days upon return from travel; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

If your child IS vaccinated and up to date with COVID vaccines:

  •       NO quarantine period
  •       Get tested with a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after travel.
  •       Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days upon return from travel; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

If your child recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection within the past 90 days (regardless of vaccination status):

  •       NO quarantine period
  •       Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days upon return from travel; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms (self-antigen test).
Protocol as of 5/16/2022