If your child is showing signs of COVID-19 at school:

1. Pick up your child
  • If possible, pick up your child alone.
  • If possible, wait in the car for your child.
  • Everyone in the car should wear a mask except for children under 2 years old.
  • Open the car windows for ventilation
  • If possible, wait 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting your car, as that allows more time for the amount of virus in the air of your car to die off.
  • If unable to pick up your child, work with your school to identify the best way to safely transport your child.
  • Arrange to pick up any of your child’s medical supplies (if applicable).
2. Keep your child at home and monitor their symptoms
  • Call your child’s healthcare provider to discuss whether your child needs to be evaluated and to determine
    options for getting tested for COVID-19.
  • If possible, have the sick child (and anyone else who has symptoms) keep away from others and use a separate bathroom for 10 days. When not able to keep away from others, a mask should be worn by all members of the household.
  • After being in contact with someone with COVID-19, it can take up to 14 days to know if you are sick.
    • All members of the household should stay home and avoid contact with others outside of your home.
    • An exception would be going to your doctor if advised.
  • Encourage everyone in the household to wash their hands often and avoid sharing personal household
    items with others (e.g., dishes, cups, towels, bedding).
  • Use an effective household disinfectant to clean “high-touch” surfaces and everyday items such as door handles, countertops, and faucets.
3. If your child test positive for or is suspected of having COVID-19
  • If your child tests positive for COVID-19, notify the school.
  • Your child can return to in-person school only after:
    • It has been at least 10 days since symptoms started and
    • Overall symptoms have improved and
    • Your child has had no fever for at least 24 hours (without fever reducing medication).