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1/8/21


 Reporting of COVID-19 and Close Contacts


As we transition students back to in-person/hybrid learning, the school needs to track potential and positive cases of COVID-19.  Students that are returning to school and/or sports should report if they have COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms, or are considered a close contact.  Contact the school nurse, Alicia Slagle, at  aslagle@goodhue.k12.mn.us or 651-923-4447 Option #4


Shortened Quarantine Guidance for Close Contacts


The safest option and recommendation is to stay home and away from others for 14 days.  In some situations, you may end your quarantine after 10 days, or after seven days with a negative PCR COVID-19 test result on day 5 or after.  If someone in your home has COVID-19 household members must quarantine for the full 14 day time period. A shortened quarantine request must be reviewed and completed by families, along with a consultation with the school nurse at aslagle@goodhue.k12.mn.us or 651-923-4447 Option #4.


Shortened Quarantine Request Form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14oh9MW2jQ41jG9eLdWLnJUIa3GLieFWVGpynGcKj6OY/edit?usp=sharing


COVID-19 Minnesota Department of Health Resources:


MDH COVID-19 Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth and Child Care Programs

MDH COVID-19 Attendance Guide for Parents and Families

MDH COVID-19 Home Screening Tool for COVID-19 Symptoms




Students need to stay home if they fall under one of the below guidelines:

COVID-19 Symptoms, see MDH Decision Tree to determine length of stay at home, notify school nurse

The following conditions below are during a typical school year, a doctor's note with a written alternative diagnosis is required to return to school

If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or more, your child needs to stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without the use of fever-reducing medication.
or
If your child has vomited and/or diarrhea, your child needs to stay home for 24 hours after the last episode.
or
Positive for strep, child needs to stay home until 12 hours after antibiotic treatment is started (also see fever guidelines)
or
If your child has a rash of an unknown origin, they need to be seen by a physician before returning to school.


If you are keeping your child home because of an illness, please call the school to report specific symptoms and/or diagnosis.  Please state if due to influenza-like illness: fever of 100 degrees or more, with a cough and/or sore throat


https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/flu/school/parentscreen.pdf



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