COVID-19 Scenarios and Should My Child Go to School Today? (Translatable Versions)

  • Below are summarizes of the graphics that appear in the COVID-19 Response section of the website that can be translated using the GOOGLE TRANSLATE option at the bottom of the webpage.

    COVID-19 Scenarios

    A Guide to UMTSD Student Procedures

    Three Main Scenarios

    1. LABORATORY CONFIRMED COVID POSITIVE

    If your child is positive and symptomatic, they may return to school 10 days after the symptoms first appeared and ALL symptoms are now gone.

    If your child is positive and asymptomatic, they may return to school 10 days after their COVID test if no symptoms or fever develop.

     

    2. CLOSE CONTACT WITH A COVID POSITIVE INDIVIDUAL

    Your student must quarantine for 14 days from the date of the close contact with someone who is COVID positive. However, your student can end quarantine after Day 10 without testing if no symptoms develop. Or, your student can end their quarantine after Day 7 if they get a COVID test five days after the close contact, the results are negative, and no symptoms develop.

     

    3. HOUSEHOLD CLOSE CONTACT WITH A COVID POSITIVE INDIVIDUAL

    If a member of your household is COVID positive, your student must quarantine for a total of 24 days unless they get tested and are positive themselves. In that case, they can return according to the guidelines for Scenario 1.

    Please contact the school nurse in all three scenarios.  The nurse will help to determine a return to school date for your student.  If your student is well enough, they can participate in learning virtually.

     

    Should My Child Go to School Today?

    Start by asking the three questions:

    1) Has your child been in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19?

    YES- Stay at home, inform the school, call your healthcare provider.

    NO- Come to school, unless child has been diagnosed with a different illness.

     

    2) Is your child experiencing TWO of the following symptoms (fever, chills, fatigue, myalgia, headache, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea) or ONE of the following symptoms:  cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or new loss of taste or smell?

    YES- Stay at home, inform the school, call your healthcare provider.

    NO- Come to school, unless child has been diagnosed with a different illness.

     

    3) Does your child have a fever of 100 degrees or higher?

    YES- Stay at home, inform the school, call your healthcare provider.   Has your child been fever free without medication for 24 hours, AND were they seen by their healthcare provider and diagnosed with something other than COVID-19?

            YES- Come to School

            NO- Follow RETURN-to SCHOOL CRITERIA

    NO- Come to school, unless child has been diagnosed with a different illness.

     

    NOTIFY THE SCHOOL IF YOUR CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 and follow the Return-to-School Criteria before returning to school.

    RETURN-TO-SCHOOL CRITERIA:

    If your child has a fever or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19 and does not get tested or is not cleared by their healthcare provider, it is assumed the child has COVID-19 and may not return to school until the following three criteria are met:

    1) Your child has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication

    2) AND your child has improved symptoms

    3) AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or since the date of a positive COVID-19 test