• ISD 318 COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    COVID-19 Guidelines
    Updated 4/29/2020

    Based on new information, the CDC and MDH have updated both COVID-19 symptoms and guidelines for interacting with others or appearing in public.

    Updated COVID-19 Symptoms:

    Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

    • Cough

    or

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    Or at least two of these symptoms:

    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell

    Any student/staff with the above symptoms should remain home for a minimum of 7 days and self-monitor. Staff/families are encouraged to contact their health care provider via telephone for possible testing for COVID-19 and/or direction for treatment. If symptoms become severe seek medical attention immediately.

    Discontinuation of self-monitoring symptoms will be determined by health care professionals based on CDC’s following guidelines (When it’s safe to be around others: ending home isolation)

    People with COVID-19 or its symptoms who:

    • are recovering at home (or other non-hospital setting), and
    • will not be tested to determine if they are no longer contagious

    can leave their “sick room” and home when:

    • They have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever) without the use of medicine that reduces fevers AND
    • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when their cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND
    • At least 7 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared

    People with COVID-19 or its symptoms who:

    • are recovering at home (or other non-hospital setting), and
    • will be tested to determine if they are no longer contagious

    can leave their “sick room” and home when:

    • They no longer have a fever (without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) AND
    • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when their cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND
    • They received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart

    People who DID NOT have COVID-19 symptoms, but tested positive who:

    • are self-isolating at home (or other non-hospital setting)

    can leave their “sick room” and home when:

    • At least 7 days have passed since the date of the first positive test AND
    • They continue to have no symptoms (no cough or shortness of breath) since the test

    For 3 more days, this group of people should continue to limit contact (stay 6 feet or more away from others) and wear a face covering for their nose and mouth when other people are present (including at home).

    For ALL people
    When leaving the home, keep a distance of 6 feet from others and wear a cloth face covering when around other people.