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STEP-BY-STEP PROTOCOL FOR SCENARIOS RELATING TO ILLNESS/COVID-19


 

 

SOUTH COUNTRY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Education

E. Anne Hayes, President

Cameron Trent, Vice President

Gena Ancona - Melissa Aruta - Cheryl Felice - Clyde Parker - Chris Picini

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Joseph Giani

 

 

WHAT IF A STUDENT BECOMES ILL AT SCHOOL?

  • Staff alerts the school nurse and brings student to identified exam room
  • School nurse examines student and contacts home to ascertain additional information
  • School nurse arranges for family to pick up ill student. If no pickup is available, school administrators will arrange a “sick bus” to take the student home
  • Family is advised to contact their health care provider

 

Family contacts the child’s health care provider

  • Health care provider determines it is something other than COVID-19
  • Student can return to school when fever free for a minimum of 24
  • hours and has a clearance note to return from the health care provider

 

Family chooses not to contact a health care provider

  • Parent is required to keep student home for a minimum of 10 days
  • Student can return to school after 10 days AND when symptom and fever free for 72 hours
  • Student can shift to remote learning during this time

 

If health care provider recommends a COVID-19 test

  • Student remains home while awaiting test results

 

Student receives a negative COVID-19 test

  • Family provides school with negative test results
  • Students can return to school as long as they can attest to our COVID-19 attestation

 

Student receives a positive diagnosis

  • Building Principal notifies Superintendent or Superintendent’s Designee
  • SCCSD Building Principal notifies Suffolk County Department of Health of positive case
  • SCCSD will collaborate with Suffolk County Department of Health for contact tracing and notification of appropriate individuals
  • Student may return to school after a minimum of 10 days since symptoms first appeared, 72 hours without a fever, AND three days symptom free. SCDOH will provide a Release Letter to return

 

 

WHAT IS A STAFF MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE?

  • Staff member tests positive for COVID-19
  • Staff member alerts administrator/supervisor of a positive test
  • Supervisor notifies the Superintendent or Superintendent’s Designee
  • Supervisor/Administrator notifies the Suffolk County Department of Health
  • SCCSD will collaborate with Suffolk County Department of Health for contact tracing and notification of appropriate individuals
  • Substitute teacher will be provided for the class if positive case is a teacher
  • Staff member may return to work after a minimum of 10 days since symptoms first appeared, 72 hours without a fever, three days symptom free, AND a Release Letter from the SCDOH

 

 

WHAT IF I HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT (WITHIN SIX FEET FOR MORE THAN 10 MINUTES) WITH SOMEONE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19?

  • I was notified by a SCDOH contact tracer
  • Student or staff member stays home and informs Building Principal/Supervisor
  • Student or staff member quarantines for 14 days

 

Symptoms present or develop?

  • Consult with health care provider
  • If student or staff member is advised to get a COVID-19 test, they must stay home while they await test results
  • Positive COVID-19 diagnosis follow step-by-step protocol for positive test

 

No symptoms present and none develop

  • Suffolk County Department of Health will provide a Release Letter for you to return

 

I was notified by an individual who received a positive COVID-19 test

  • Student or staff member stays home and informs Building Principal/Supervisor
  • SCCSD Administrator consults with SCDOH to determine next steps
  • Student or staff member quarantines until guidance provided

 

SCDOH engages in contact tracing with this individual

  • Follow guidance above

 

SCDOH determines not a “close contact” in consultation with SCCSD Administration

  • Student or employee may return to work

 

 

WHAT IF A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER OF STAFF OR STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

  • Student or staff member should remain home

 

If notification happens during the day

  • A staff member should go home, then notify his or her supervisor
  • A student should be taken to the isolation room
  • Student will wait in the isolation room while the nurse contacts parent or guardian and arranges for pick up
  • The student or staff member must quarantine for 14 days beginning from the last day of exposure with the positive contact (Please note: A negative COVID-19 test will not release you from, or diminish the timing of, the required quarantine)
  • Students can shift to remote learning while in quarantine
  • Staff members should work with supervisor and the Department of Human Resources to determine next step
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