covid response

The safety of our staff and students is our number one priority. Here are our current plans and policies relating to Covid-19

parent guidelines for COVID-19

*Please remember that these are general guidelines. Each case needs to be evaluated independently which is why it is mandatory that families communicate with the school nurses.*


CHECK DAILY IF YOUR CHILD IS HAVING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS:
  • Cough
  • Fever of chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
YES, THEY ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS:

  1. Excuse Absence on voicemail.
  2. Email nurses@wasatchwaldorf.org:
    1. Name of student
    2. Class teacher
    3. Last day at school
    4. Day their symptoms started
  3. Call Doctor/COVID Hotline:  844-442-5224 or use the Healthy Together Utah App.
  4. If COVID-19 testing is recommended, student is required to stay home until results come back from the test.  
NOT EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS:

Student may come to school

faq's

Q: My child is being tested for COVID-19 and I have other children in school. Can they come to school?
Other children who are not experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above are *not required* to stay home. We are asking families to strongly consider keeping students home until COVID-19 results come back and a return date is set in coordination with the school nurses and medical team.

Q: My child is having symptoms of Covid and did not get tested, how long do they need to stay home?
Your student must stay home until they are 3 days symptom free.

Q: My child is having symptoms of Covid and did get tested, how long do they need to stay home?
  1. Your student can return to school after a NEGATIVE test -AND- are 24 HOURS symptom free. 
  2. Your student can return to school after a POSITIVE test -AND- after 10 days from the day symptoms first started. In this case, you should be reaching out to the nurses who will discuss your specific return to school date with the Health Department.

for students and parents


KNOWN EXPOSURE*: YESKNOWN EXPOSURE*: NO
SYMPTOMS: YES
  • Student must stay home and quarantine.  

  • The length of quarantine will be determined based on the nurses’ review of individual information.

  • Consult with doctor and testing to rule out Covid is encouraged.

  • Consult with doctor and possible testing to rule out Covid is recommended.
     
  • Student may return to school when
  • 3 days without symptoms
           -OR-
  • Negative Covid test result is obtained -and- 24 hours without symptoms

SYMPTOMS: NO
  • Nurses will review individual information and determine the level of risk in order to  advise on the need to remain home and length of quarantine.

  • This will include guidance for households, including for siblings or children of those who have experienced exposure, are symptomatic or test positive.

  • Classes will be quarantined ONLY when a student or teacher has a confirmed positive test AND was present at school while infectious.
Student should attend school



*Known exposure is close proximity for over 15 minutes to an individual who has tested positive for Covid. The nurses will review this information with individuals and the Health Department to determine the level of exposure and safest return to school date.

COVID-19 case count

This chart includes students or teachers currently out due to testing positive for Covid-19.  Each week’s total is as of that day, so it may include students or teachers also represented in the count from a previous week. 







WEEK ENDING
POSITIVE WEEKLY COVID CASES




CLASSES REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE
TOTAL STUDENTS 
(currently positive)
STUDENTS 
(with school-based transmission or attendance when infectious)
TOTAL FACULTY & STAFF 
(currently positive)
FACULTY & STAFF 
(with school-based transmission or attendance when infectious)
August 29, 2020
0
0
0
0
0
September 4, 2020
0
0
0
0
0
September 11, 2020
0
0
0
0
0
September 18, 2020
2
0
0
0
0
September 25, 2020
3
0
0
0
0
October 5, 2020
2
1
0
0
1
October 12, 2020
1
0
0
0
0
October 19, 2020
1
0
0
0
0
October 26, 2020
1
0
0
2
November 2, 2020
1
0
0
0
0
November 9, 2020
1
0
0
0
0
November 16, 2020
2
1
2
2
2
November 23, 2020
4
1
4
3
3
December 7, 2020
4
0
0
0
0
December 14, 20201
0000
January 11, 2021
105
00
January 18, 202110000
January 25, 202100000
February 1, 2021
00000
February 8, 202110001
February 22, 2021
40000
March 1, 2021
10000

This chart represents ALL confirmed, positive cases of Covid-19 IN SCHOOL.  We are not tracking all individuals who get tested, nor are all tests reported to the school.  Please keep in mind the following considerations:
  1. Individuals with known exposure to Covid-19 [outside of school, such as in the community or in their own household] who reported that exposure to the school have been required to:
    1. Stay home from school
    2. Get tested, if symptomatic
    3. Quarantine for the appropriate time period as determined by the school nurses and Health Department.  This is assessed by timing and level of exposure, durations of symptoms, and test results.
  1. Any potential exposure to a positive case of Covid will be reported to faculty, staff and parents.  When a positive case is confirmed at school, individuals with high risk exposure (based on proximity, duration and other factors) will be required to quarantine.  This may include whole classes or individual students, teachers, and staff, as appropriate.
  1. To date, we do have a few students staying home because of close proximity to a relative who tested positive for COVID-19 or who tested positive after exposure AT-HOME.  The school nurses are in contact with those families giving instruction on how to proceed. Those students have either been asymptomatic or have tested negative for COVID-19.  With an abundance of caution, we have elected to have those students stay home for 14 days starting from the relative’s positive test date.  For example, if the student’s relative had a positive COVID-19 test result completed on 9/1/2020, they would not be able to return to school until 9/14/2020.  Looking at what exposures and trends we have seen, most of the exposures we are aware of have happened from family member’s spending time with one another or when someone in the home tests positive for COVID-19.  
  1. The recommendation from school nurses at this time is to ensure that if you have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not hesitate testing.  Some facilities are offering saliva testing instead of the nasal swab.  To access saliva testing, please contact your primary care physician.  Postponing a test means possibly exposing more people and also delaying your student’s return to school. For example, if you had symptoms on 9/1/2020 but did not get tested until 9/12/2020, your 14 day quarantine will start on 9/12/2020 meaning your return date to school would be on 9/28/2020. 

resources:
COVID-19 Hotline: (844) 442-5224
COVID-19 testing locations can be found at: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations/

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