Complete this short check of each student or yourself, for staff members, before he/she/they/you leave for school or work. If a student or staff member has any of the following symptoms, is a close contact, or tested positive, he/she/they might have an illness they can spread to others and will need to stay home.
Note:For students and staff with chronic conditions, check a symptom only if it has changed from usual or baseline health.
→ If student or yourself does NOT have any of the symptoms, close contact, or positive test result as listed above, send them to school as usual.
→ If you checked any of the boxes above for a student or yourself, keep him/her/them/yourself home from school.
1. Consider whether the student or yourself needs to see a healthcare provider and possible COVID-19 testing. CDC has a Coronavirus Self Checker available in its website, which may help you make decisions about seeking medical care for possible COVID-19.
2. Contact your school or worksite by phone call or email and report that the student or yourself will be absent. The school/worksite may ask some additional questions to help determine when it is safe for the student or yourself to return to school.
Remember, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. It is very important that employees notify their supervisor if experiencing a COVID-related situation and contact HR for absence so your questions can be answered. HR can help with leave information and procedures.
For more information on what to do if a student or staff member has symptoms consistent with COVID 19, please click here.