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District COVID-19 Updated Illness Plan
District COVID-19 Updated Illness Plan
Josh Lyons
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Solon Community Schools Covid-19 Illness Plan

Solon Community Schools will be following the guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health when seeing students in the health offices. Students will be sent home if they have ANY high-risk symptom or TWO OR MORE low-risk symptoms. 

HIGH RISK SYMPTOMS

LOW RISK SYMPTOMS

New cough

Fever (100.4 or higher)

Shortness of Breath

Headache

Difficulty Breathing

Muscle and body aches

New loss of taste or smell

Fatigue

Sore Throat

Runny Nose

Congestion

Nausea

Vomiting

Diarrhea

HIGH RISK SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT:

If a child is seen with one or more high-risk symptoms - new onset cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing,  or loss of taste or smell - they will be sent home and encouraged to contact their healthcare provider. They can return to school when:

  1. Symptoms have improved, AND

  2. Fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication), AND

  3. 10 days from the start of symptoms. 

**If they have a negative COVID test OR alternative diagnosis, they could come back once fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications)  WITH DOCUMENTATION FROM THE DOCTOR.

LOW RISK SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT: 

If a child is seen with 2 or more low-risk symptoms - fever, headache, muscle and body aches, fatigue, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea - they will be sent home and encouraged to contact their healthcare provider. They can return to school when: 

  1. Symptoms have improved, AND

  2. Fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication), AND

  3. 10 days from the start of symptoms. 

**If they have a negative COVID test OR alternative diagnosis, they could come back once fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications)  WITH DOCUMENTATION FROM THE DOCTOR.

POSITIVE COVID MANAGEMENT:

**Please contact the school if your child tests positive for COVID-19. Johnson County Public Health will contact you and provide further direction.

A student may return to school when:

  1. Symptoms have improved, AND

  2. Fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medication), AND

  3. 10 days from the start of symptoms.

WHEN TO QUARANTINE:

When a student has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 (within 6 feet of a positive person for more than 15 minutes), they will need to stay home and quarantine for 14 days. The 14 days starts from the last close contact with the infected individual. 

While in quarantine, please remember the following:

  1. Continue to monitor for symptoms.

  1. If symptoms develop, please contact your healthcare provider.

  2. If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they should isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms.

  3. If a student tests negative for COVID-19, they must still complete their 14-day quarantine before returning to school.

  4. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 within the past 12 weeks do not need to quarantine but should continue to monitor for symptoms.

We understand this can be overwhelming. Please reach out to us or Johnson County Public Health (319-356-6040) with any questions. Thank you for helping keep our staff and students safe.

Kris Elijah, RN, BSN  Amy Link, RN, BSN

Lakeview/Solon Intermediate School Nurse Middle School/High School Nurse

319-624-3401 ext 1288 319-624-3401 ext 1404