September 14, 2020
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) provides the school district with guidance for COVID-19 matters. All contacts, quarantines, isolations, and closures will be in consultation with ADH.
To help us at the school, we want everyone to understand the terms associated with COVID-19.
Probable Close Contact- District Identified individuals that have likely been within 6 feet for 15 cumulative minutes or longer within a 24 hour period to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Quarantine- Required for someone identified as a close contact to a positive case of COVID-19. This person must remain at home and avoid all public activities for 14 days from the last date of contact with the positive case, even if they receive a negative test result. The incubation period in which symptoms of COVID-19 may develop is considered 14 days.
Isolation- Required for someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 This person must attempt to separate themselves from others for a minimum of 10 days; however other criteria may apply. The ADH case investigator will issue an official letter of release when the individual is ready to return to work or school.
Please help the school stay open and safe.
**Please do not send a sick child to school or a child that you suspect may have been exposed to COVID-19.Common symptoms include the following: Fever, Cough, Runny Nose,Sore throat, Chills and body aches, Loss of taste/smell, Nausea/Vomiting/ Diarrhea, Headache.
**Students/employees who are being tested for COVID-19 should remain in quarantine pending results of their COVID-19 test. Individuals should also remain in quarantine if anyone in their household has been tested for COVID-19.
- If a person is tested, they must remain out of school until results are returned negative and they have not been deemed to have been a “Probable Close Contact”.
If you or anyone in your household has been tested, please contact Nurse Kaci at 870-816-9539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.