COVID-19 Protocols: FAQ & A

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COVID-19 Protocols: FAQ & A

What can parents do at home to help?

1. Check your child's temperature.

2. Keep your child at home if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    - Fever of 100 degrees or higher
    - Cough or congestion that causes shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    - New onset or worsening congestion or runny nose (not associated with allergies)
    - New onset or unexplained severe headache
    - Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
    - Sore throat
    - New loss of taste or smell
    - Unexplained fatigue, muscle or body aches, or chills

3. Also, keep your child at home if they have:
    - Traveled to an area with a current COVID-19 outbreak in the past 14 days
    - Been in contact with COVID-19 suspected or diagnosed individuals in the past 14 days

4. Encourage your student to wear a mask.  Masks are strongly recommended.

5. Encourage frequent hand washing.  (Wash for 20 seconds using both soap and water.)

6. Clean high-contact surfaces regularly.

7. Wash clothes regularly.

8. Encourage daily showers.

9. Maintain healthy habits.

What are the morning procedures?

Please complete a self-check at home every morning.  

If your student has symptoms, do not send them to school.

When will my child be sent home?

A student will be sent home if they are exhibiting symptoms.  

They will also be sent home if they are in direct contact with a positive COVID case OR someone in the household is being tested for COVID.

When do I have to pick up my student?

When temperature and/or symptoms are noted or they are  being quarantined, parents/guardians will be required to pick up students within 30 minutes of the notification.  Please make arrangements to have someone available.

When can my child return to school?

Students will have a return policy depending on their symptoms and exposure to COVID-19.  

This will be on a case-by-case basis.

What if my child has seasonal allergies?

Please call your primary care provider for guidance.

What happens if there is a positive case in our home?

Students will be asked to quarantine for 10 days after their last contact with a COVID-19 positive case.  

What happens if there is a positive case in the classroom?

The school will work with ACHD in completing contact tracing within the school and will inform everyone who will need to quarantine.

What happens if there is a positive case in the home and my child cannot be quarantined from them?

Students should contact their healthcare provider.  They will be permitted to return when medically released.

Do you have to notify everyone if there is a positive case in the school?

Only the staff and/or student(s) within the contact tracing of the individual with a positive COVID-19 result will be notified. 

How will contact tracing be conducted?

All students will have assigned seating within classrooms and at lunch.  Attendance will be taken daily within each classroom/class period and at extracurricular activities.  The school will trace staff and students throughout their day and families will be contacted as needed.

When will the school shut down?

As soon as a positive case develops in a school, the ACHD will be notified.  Mapleton will work with ACHD and will follow the recommendations and guidelines given.

When do students need to wear masks?

It is strongly recommended that all staff and students wear a mask at school! There are mask breaks built into each day when students are seated at their desks, physically distanced, and given permission by the teacher.
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