From the ISD 192 Health Office

From the ISD 192 Health Office
Posted on 03/22/2021
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Greetings ISD 192 Families: 


As we continue to welcome students into our buildings, here are some important health and safety reminders from the ISD 192 Health Office. 


COVID-19 Basics for District 192 Families


All families must complete a Daily Health Screening prior to sending learners to school. If your learner has ANY of the following more common COVID-19 symptoms they must not attend school and should consider getting a COVID-19 test:

- Fever of 100 or higher - New onset or worsening cough - Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing - New loss of taste or smell

If your learner has any TWO or MORE of the less common COVID-19 symptoms, they must not attend school and should consider getting a COVID-19 test:
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Muscle or body aches - Sore throat - Nausea - Vomiting - Diarrhea - Excessive Fatigue - New onset severe headache - New onset nasal congestion or runny nose

In either of these cases, any other learners in the same household must remain at home as well.


Options for return to school if anyone in your household has symptoms:


1. Get an evaluation from a medical provider. 
- Get a negative COVID-19 test and return to school when symptoms are improving and at least 24 hours fever free. Household members out of quarantine.

- Get an alternate diagnosis and return to school as soon as symptoms are improving and at least 24 hours fever free. Household members out of quarantine.

- Get a positive test and stay home for 10 days from the start of symptoms and until symptoms are improving and at least 24 hours fever free. Household members will have a different return date than the person with a positive test. Household members will stay home for 14 days or up to 24 days if unable to isolate

 

2. Do not see a medical provider

- Person with symptoms stays home and away from household members for 10 days from the start of symptoms.  May return to school when symptoms are improving and at least 24 hours fever free. Household members will have a different return date than the person with symptoms. Household members will stay home for 14 days or up to 24 days if unable to isolate.   


Free Testing 

Students attending school in-person or participating in extracurricular activities are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks. Free home testing kits are available. Learn more: https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations


Quarantine Information:

If your learner has had a COVID-19 test and is awaiting results, they (and any learners in the household) cannot attend school or any activities until the building nurse or building administrator has verified they are medically cleared to return. If it is determined that a learner must quarantine or isolate, the building nurse or building administrator will help determine the date of return.


What is a close contact?

Any person who lives in the same household as a person who has tested positive for COVID or has been within 6 feet of a person who has COVID for a total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period.


What if I am a close contact?  

1. Stay home from all activities for 10 days if non-household contact or 14 for household contact.  

2. If symptoms develop seek medical care. 

3. If symptoms develop all household members need to quarantine for 14 days or up to 24 days if unable to isolate.  



Please contact your building or district nurse for questions or concerns.


Angie Seitz, RN Akin Road Elementary 651-460-1706              

Kristi Ersfeld, RN Farmington Elementary School 651-463-9006

Jill Hauge, RN Meadowview Elementary School 651-460-3106

Michelle Pepera, RN North Trail Elementary School 651-460-1806

Nicole Hird, LPN Riverview Elementary School   651-460-1606             Jennifer Darrington, RN Boeckman Middle School 651-460-1406

Andrea Finnigsmier, RN   Dodge Middle School   651-460-1506                  

Ingrid Soderholm, RN Farmington High School 651-252-2506

Sayra Maberry, RN, LSN School Health Coordinator 651-460-1965