To reiterate and emphasize our policy and protocols for students presenting with an illness at school or called out for an illness-related absence, we will require for return to school:
- to provide medical documentation stating they have been evaluated, the specific date they are clear to return to school with diagnosis or statement that it is not Covid-related from a health care provider and the student has felt well for at least 24 hours, and
- 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medication like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil).
Students exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms will be required to be seen by a doctor and strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. According to the NYS Department of Health, the student can only return to school when all the following conditions are met:
- Presents clearance from a health care provider and
- The student has been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
If a student receives a positive COVID-19 test result, contact tracing will be conducted and decisions based on who needs to quarantine will be made in consultation with the Diocese and Department of Health. By wearing face coverings, staying 3 feet apart, and other safety protocols helps to limit the number of incidents occurring in our school.
As always according to school policy, other appointments should be avoided during the school day. If they cannot be avoided, proper documentation of visit must be provided.
This is Diocesan policy that is designed for the safety and health of all.
Parents: Please complete this short check each morning and report your child’s information in the morning before your child leaves for school.
This should be done through our Daily Health Form HERE.