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Return After Illness Plan

In cooperation with the Warren County Health District and the Ohio Dept. of Health, Little Miami has developed the following plan for students to return to class following an illness whether related to coronavirus or COVID-19. See COVID-19 Decision Making Flowcharts (2 pgs)

Student Illnesses

  • Any student with a fever over 100F should stay home.
  • Any student that has the following symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home from school and should see their primary care provider to be assessed for COVID-19:
  • Any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing OR
  • Two of the following symptoms: fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, GI Issues (nausea and vomiting or diarrhea) OR
  • Any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, fever (measured or subjective), chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, GI Issues (nausea and vomiting or diarrhea) AND an epidemiological link to a case of COVID-19

Returning to School After Illness

  • If a student is diagnosed as having COVID-19, they must meet the following criteria to return to school:
  • 24 hours with no fever (without using fever reducing medication)AND
  • Other symptoms improved AND
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared
  • Students that only have a fever and no other symptoms and have not had any contact with an individual that has COVID-19 may return to school after they are fever free for 24 hours without using any fever reducing medications.
  • Any other illnesses should be handled in the routine manner according to district policies
  • To return to school the child must be transported to school by the parent and must be checked by the school nurse. The bus will not be permitted to transport your child to school without being cleared by the school nurse.

Communications when a student/staff member has been diagnosed with a COVID 19 positive case

Communication will be developed by the Warren County Health District, not the school district.  A common template with be developed to include the following:

  • Specify to parents which classroom/bus/school/other school activity the confirmed case was in (e.g. Mr. Smith). More generalized statement to building staff.
  • The school district will cooperate with the Warren County Health District in contact tracing to identify close contacts of the case of COVID-19.
  • 14-day quarantine will be required of any student who is determined to have close contact with the case of COVID-19 by the Warren County Health District
  • The Warren County Health District will write a letter for the school district to use and the letter will explain/define what is considered close contact to a COVID-19 case that will result in quarantine.

How will parents know if there is a COVID-19 positive case in the school?

What does a parent do if their child tests positive for COVID-19?

What about a third person contact?

What happens when the student/staff member is ready to return to work?

Can a negative COVID test be given to end a 14-day quarantine?