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Aug
18
2021
Someone in my class has COVID. Now what?

We are doing everything possible to ensure our due diligence in keeping our students and families informed, parents will be notified of anything that could impact the health and safety of our students and school community.  When it comes to our attention that an individual on campus has tested positive for COVID-19 we will be informing students and parents with two possible mitigation strategies depending on the proximity to the persons testing positive.
 
Information will be shared if students depending on the proximity and length of time of contact with the person testing positive.
 
Close Contact: Close Contact is defined as being less than six feet from the person for 15 minutes or more.
  • NEXT STEPS:
    • Quarantine (with 3 options)
      1. Return to school after 10 days with a mask for 4 more days (*NOTE: STEDY does not have a mask mandate. Wearing a mask is a student's choice)
      2. Return to school after 14 days if choosing not wear a mask
      3. Return to school after 7 days if receiving a negative test on day 6
    • Continue to monitor health after quarantine
    • Continue to practice social hygiene and handwashing exposed
 
No Close Contact: Those students in the same room but NOT in Close Contact:
  • NEXT STEPS:
    • Return to school
    • Continue monitoring health
    • Continue to practice social hygiene and handwashing
 
Vaccinated: Those vaccinated can return to the classroom and resume normal activity.
 
  • NEXT STEPS:
    • Return to school
    • Continue monitoring health
    • Continue to practice social hygiene and handwashing
 
Confidentiality: We understand that our community may be curious to know additional details. Out of respect for our students, staff, and their families, and in alignment with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) privacy laws, we must maintain confidentiality. I seek your discretion and understanding during this period of time. Speculation and gossip are not part of our culture, and I thank you in advance for ensuring that remains true.
 
We are taking every precaution to clean and sanitize the campus facilities that are in use, and will continue to follow our protocols.  We are urging our STEDY families to assist us in the endeavor to maintain a safe learning environment. If a student is experiencing symptoms or not feeling well, please have them remain at home and seek medical advice from a health professional.
Reminder of symptoms that are indicative of COVID-19 or COVID-Like Illness:
  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle aches, Fatigue
  • Sore throat, Headache
  • Congestion, Runny nose
  • Cough, Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell
Thank you for partnering with us to ensure the health and safety of our campus.