Daily Screening Checklist for Parents

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    Alachua County Public School Families:

    You have a critical role to play in promoting the health and well-being of all our students, families and staff.

    Before sending your child to school each morning, please check for the symptoms listed below. If your child has any of these symptoms, please keep them home. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately.

    If the symptoms persist, you are encouraged to contact your healthcare provider.

    Symptoms Checklist

    • Temperature of 100.4 or above
    • Chills
    • New cough/shortness of breath/difficulty breathing (For students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, this would be a change from their typical baseline.)
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
    • New loss of sense of taste or smell
    • Sore Throat
    • Congestion or runny nose (different than a student’s typical allergy symptoms)
    • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain

    Returning to School

    Students experiencing these symptoms may return to campus when they have gone 24 hours without a fever (and without the use of fever-reducing medication), symptoms have improved AND it has been at least 10 days since the symptoms first appeared OR they have tested negative for COVID-19, have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) OR they have been cleared to return, in writing, by a healthcare provider.

    If your child has been exposed to COVID-19:

    Students who have had significant exposure (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with someone who has COVID-19 may return to school 14 days after their exposure AND they have no fever or other symptoms OR they have a documented negative test result on the 9th day after their exposure.

    If your child has tested positive for COVID-19:

    Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 may return to school when they have gone 24 hours without a fever (and without the use of fever-reducing medicines), their symptoms have improved and it has been at least ten days since the test was administered AND they have been cleared to return in writing by a medical provider.

    These guidelines have been developed in collaboration with the Alachua County Health Department and the Scientific Medical Advisory Council.