COVID cases are continuing to increase in our community. Although some may experience severe symptoms of COVID-19, many are only experiencing minimal symptoms. Simply a headache, loss of taste/smell or just congestion are being noted. Because the health and safety of our staff and students is a priority, we will be making a few changes to our daily screening questionnaire.
1. If you are experiencing ANY symptoms of COVID-19 we ask that you stay home. Testing is encouraged. You will be placed on a 10 day isolation period. You may return to school earlier with a negative COVID test as long as you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of a fever reducing medication. You will also need to be 24 hours without a vomiting or diarrhea episode.
2. If anyone in the household is being tested for COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 all staff and students in the family will need to stay home.
3. If a student develops symptoms during the school day, all household staff and students must go home as well.
4. If you are unable to quarantine a student who is a close contact from other family members, all students must stay home.
We are hopeful these changes will help to slow the spread of the virus throughout our district.
Please click the following links for the updated guidelines:
Tom Rheinheimer - WASD Administrator
Cari Pronschinske - WASD Nurse