Health FAQs

  • Q: What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Q: What should I do before I bring my child to school?

  • Q: What if my child is showing symptoms?

  • Q: What if someone in our household tested positive for COVID-19?

  • Q: What if my child needs a COVID test?

  • Q: When a vaccine is available, will my child be required to have it prior to returning to school?

  • Q: What are the health screening questions that will be asked?

  • Q: What temperature will be acceptable for a child to enter school?

  • Q: Can the temperature be taken on the hand, ear, or other part of the body?

  • Q: Will health screenings before entry be by honor system or verified by medical professional? Will families be required to escort children to access point in case of being turned away?

  • Q: Do health screening questions violate HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) protections?

  • Q: Do the requirements for health and safety apply to preschool students?

  • Q: Will students be required to bring in a doctor's note indicating they don't have COVID if they happen to stay home with symptoms?

  • Q: In regards to not sending our children to school while sick, if they have no fever but do have a cough, runny nose, or sneezing, will they still be required to stay home and how will that affect attendance?

  • Q: If my child has illness symptoms that aren’t related to COVID, can I still bring them to school?

  • Q: If the student has a cough, cold, or allergies and misses school, will this be counted as an absence?

  • Q: With regards to allergy season, in case of severe allergies, what would be the best approach with people who suffer from asthma?

  • Q: What happens if my child develops COVID symptoms at school?

  • Q: How long will my child need to self-isolate after showing symptoms?

  • Q: If a student gets infected at the school site, when will he/she be able to go back to school?

  • Q: If the student does not have health insurance, who will make sure the student is ready/clear to go back?

  • Q: What if a student in my child’s class develops COVID?

  • If a student gets infected with the virus while at the school, will the school provide COVID-19 testing?

  • Q: If students get infected at the school site, what kind of supports will you be providing for the families?

  • Q: What if my student’s teacher or another employee at the school develops COVID?

  • Q: If I have to take time off to quarantine or because I’ve contracted COVID, how does that affect my sick time?

  • Q: What is an Wellness Room? Why was my child sent there?

  • Q: What are the criteria for a school to close due to COVID-19?

  • Q: Will students be required to bring in a doctor's note noting they don't have COVID-19, if they happen to stay home with symptoms?