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When Should You Stay Home?

 

School Administration Communication Plan

Questions & Answers

When are students asked to stay home? 

Guidelines provided by the CDC state that students should stay at home if he/she (or anyone in the household) has:

  • Fever or chills
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches/headache
  • Persistent pain in chest
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Traveled or has come into contact with anyone traveling who has not passed Covid-19 test

***If a student exhibits any of the symptoms, parents (or emergency contacts) will be contacted to pick the student up within an hour. A student showing symptoms will be kept away from others in a calm, supervised area while wearing a mask until pickup. 

What if a student/staff member contracts Covid-19? (See Communication and When to Stay Home Flow Charts)

  • AJA relies heavily on the honor system and appreciates families understanding the importance of following CDC and Alaska Department of Health guidelines and informing AJA of ANY sickness or possible exposure of Covid-19 as soon as possible.
  • If in any case AJA is alerted that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the student or staff population, we will inform parents as soon as possible using our JupiterEd communication system.
  • We will request that students and staff quarantine and go to distance learning mode to see if an outbreak appears. When it is safe to do so, in class sessions may continue.

Returning to School

What if a student/staff member contracts Covid-19? (See Communication Plan and When to Stay Home Flow Charts)

  • AJA relies heavily on the honor system and appreciates families understanding the importance of following CDC and Alaska Department of Health guidelines and informing AJA of ANY sickness or possible exposure of Covid-19 as soon as possible.
  • If in any case we are alerted that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the student or staff population we will inform parents as soon as possible using our JupiterEd communication system and communicating with with Alaska Department of Health and the Alaska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
  • We will request that students and staff quarantine and go to distance learning mode to see if an outbreak appears. When it is safe to do so, in class sessions may continue.

When is a previously sick (WITH Covid-19) student/staff member allowed to return? (See When to Stay Home Flow Chart)

Per CDC guidelines,  a previously Covid positive individual could reenter the school environment based on a system ”time”-based strategy — The individual may return after… (all 4 points must be passed)

  • at least 2 days (48 hours) have passed without a fever and without the use of fever-reducing medications. (Example: It has been 2 days since my child has had a fever and we haven’t needed to use Tylenol, etc. during those 2 days.) [CDC says 24 hours, we’re extra cautious]
  • other symptoms like a cough, shortness of breath, etc. have become much improved
  • it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared
  • the child is ready to play outside and resume normal activity

When is a previously sick (NON Covid-19) student/staff member allowed to return? (See When to Stay Home Flow Chart)

  • at least 2 days (48 hours) have passed without a fever and without the use of fever-reducing medications. (Example: It has been 2 days since my child has had a fever and we haven’t needed to use Tylenol, etc. during those 2 days.) [CDC says 24 hours, we’re extra cautious]
  • there are no lingering signs and symptoms of illness
  • the child is ready to play outside and resume normal activity

 

 

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