Health Screenings for Students and Staff
Staff: All staff are required to do a health check and take their temperatures prior to leaving home for school each morning. If they have a fever over 100 degrees F, an elevated temperature two degrees above their normal baseline, or are exhibiting Covid-19 or infectious symptoms, they must call the substitute staff person, indicate their symptoms and stay home.
When staff arrive at school, they must use hand sanitizer and take their temperatures again with a no-touch thermometer. If a staff person has a fever over 100 degrees F, or an elevated temperature three degrees above their normal baseline, they must go home immediately without further contact, and get tested. Staff temperatures are taken twice daily: upon arrival and again mid-day, with the same monitoring indications.
Students: Parents are required to do a health check and take their child’s temperature prior to leaving home for school each morning. If a child has a fever over 100 degrees F, an elevated temperature unmistakably above their normal baseline or are exhibiting Covid-19 or other infectious symptoms, they must call the school, and keep their child home, and are admonished to contact their doctor regarding testing.
Additionally, parents must remain on school grounds during the well and temperature check at arrival time. Any child who does not pass the well and temperature check at the morning arrival time, must immediately return home with their parent, and contact their doctor for testing. If an elevated temperature occurs later in the day, the child will be moved to a supervised isolated area and sent home immediately.
Student temperatures (with a no-touch thermometer) and wellness checks are completed and logged a total of four times during the day:
arrival mid-morning after lunch afternoon
Finally, if a parent or the member of a staff’s family is ill with any of the above-mentioned symptoms, the student or staff member is required to remain at home.
Accountability: Student nurses from Samuel Merritt University