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District’s Clinical Guidelines and Expectations for the upcoming 2020-2021 School Year
The following is the district’s clinical guidelines and expectations for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. In order to keep our schools safe, it will be important for everyone - staff, students and parents to follow the new guidelines, including a daily COVID-19 health assessment. This should be done at home prior to arriving at school. Each morning before students and staff enter the New Miami Local School Building, everyone is asked to complete the Daily Health Assessment Checklist. Many symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other common illnesses. It is possible to have the coronavirus without having a fever. If any of the listed symptoms are new or have started recently or suddenly, please stay at home. This year, it will be very important for parents to keep students home if they do not feel well.
DAILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST
To protect the health and safety of others, all New Miami students and staff members are required to perform the following daily COVID-19 health check at home prior to coming to school.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS THAT CANNOT BE ATTRIBUTED TO ANOTHER CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION? IF SO, STAY HOME AND NOTIFY THE SCHOOL AND CONSIDER COVID TESTING.
❏ New and persistent/uncontrolled cough
❏ Shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing
❏ New or sudden loss of taste or smell
❏ Had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with a person that
has a confirmed case of COVID-19?
❏Is anyone in the household waiting for COVID test results? IF so, all students/staff in the household should stay home until results are back and are negative.
IN ADDITION, KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME IF THEY HAVE 2 OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:
❏ Fever 100.0 and higher or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm to the touch, flushed
appearance and/or sweating)
❏ Muscle/body aches
❏ Sore throat
❏ Runny Nose
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the following guidelines and expectations will be followed and strictly enforced.
If your child is sent home from school for a suspected case or symptoms of COVID we ask that you do not return to school until your child meets the criteria below:
New Miami Local School District
Returning to School during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
New Miami Local School District, in collaboration with the Butler County Health Department ensures the district is current with protocols for COVID-19. Guidance is provided from the Butler County Health Department regarding how situations will be addressed. Heaven Morgan, school nurse, will be the primary point of contact between the District and the BCHD.
Students/staff with a new onset of Cough, Shortness of Breath or NEW loss of taste and/or smell are suspected to have COVID-19. They will need to be picked up/leave from school immediately and follow the steps below.
If your student has two (2) or more of the following symptoms they will also need to be picked up from school immediately and follow the steps below:
❏ Fever 100.0 and higher or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm to the touch, flushed appearance and/or sweating)
❏ Muscle/body aches
❏ Sore throat
❏ Runny Nose
- If your child is sick and does not get tested for COVID-19 or seen by a doctor, your child must stay at home for 10 days or as directed by the health department. Please call your doctor for further evaluation. *Please note that COVID testing or negative test results are not required to return to school. However, if your child is ill and not tested, he/she must stay home for 10 days without an alternate diagnosis.
- If your child was tested and found to be positive for COVID, your child may return to school as directed by the Butler County Health Department. A negative test result is not required to return to school after isolating for 10 days. Students must also be fever free for 72 hours, without fever reducing medication, and have an improvement of their symptoms before returning to school.
- If your child has a COVID-19 test that is negative, he/she may return to school after getting the negative results and when he/she has been fever free for 72 hours (without fever reducing medicine) and when symptoms have improved. A note showing negative test results is required before returning to school and given to the nurse.
- If your child visits a healthcare provider and obtains a diagnosis other than COVID-19, he/she can return once they have met the criteria to return, based on the diagnosis. Again, they must be fever free, without fever reducing medication for 72 hours. Please show this letter to your medical provider since New Miami LSD requires a doctor’s note stating the alternate diagnosis before your child can return to school.
**Additionally, any siblings must stay home once a student in the household has been sent home. They ALL may return to school if your doctor provides an alternative diagnosis or you receive a negative COVID-19 test result for the student that was sent home with Covid like symptoms. **
Please reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions. Thank you!
Heaven Morgan, BSN, RN
513-863-4917 ext. 2136
Quarantine Guidelines- for individuals exposed to Covid-19
- Quarantine and isolation may end after 10 days if there are no symptoms, do not live with another person who has tested positive, do not live in a home that has been quarantined, and has met the CDC/ODH recommendations (No symptoms, no fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea) **.
- On Day 5, 6, or 7, the person takes and receives a negative COVID-19 test result. The person may end quarantine on day 7 and they may return to school on day 8 when the negative test result is turned into the district nurse. The test must be taken within 48 hours of day 7 to discontinue quarantine** .
- If one of the 2 conditions above are not met, the person(s) quarantined or isolated must follow the health department's orders which may be to quarantine or isolate for 14 or more days.
1. Optimal Duration to Minimize Risk of Transmission: CDC, ODH, and the Butler County General Health District strongly endorse following the full 14-day quarantine when possible as the most effective way of reducing the risk of transmission to others. Close contacts who are at risk for developing a severe illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to follow the 14-day quarantine protocol. * A 14-day quarantine period presents the lowest risk of post-quarantine transmission. This strategy is preferred for people living in, working at, or visiting congregate living facilities, high density workplaces (such as schools), or other settings where potential extensive transmission or contact with people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 is possible.
2. Reduced Duration 1: Close contacts may return to school after 10 days of quarantine from the last date of contact if there are no symptoms (no test required).
3. Reduced Duration 2: Close contacts may return to school after 7 days of quarantine if no symptoms and a negative test result from quarantine day 5 or later is given to the office prior to return.
** If the close contact exercises one of the two alternative options listed above, it is strongly recommended by CDC, ODH and the Butler County General Health District that they follow strict social distancing of 6 feet (NOT 3 feet), for the remainder of their 14-day window, and wear a mask. Anyone subsequently displaying any COVID-like symptoms will be removed from school to begin isolation.
• Information and updated detailed guidelines are also available at the ODH website https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/docs/covid-19-guidance-quarantine.pdf
• Please note that with shortened quarantine options it is still important to self-monitor symptoms through day 14 (check temperature twice a day, watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID). If you become symptomatic please contact the nurse as soon as possible and reach out to your physician.