After much research and consideration, the WCPS Advisory Board has approved this Health Policy for the 2021-22 school year. The policy is based on the CDC and TN Department of Health's recommendations during the current Covid pandemic and will be reviewed frequently. This policy may change as the risk to our community's health changes.
PROCEDURES AND PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
a) Students will be allowed to remove masks during outdoor play, aerobic gym play, eating, and rest times only.
b) Unvaccinated adults will remain masked all day except for eating when distancing guidelines will be observed.
c) Vaccinated teachers may remove masks if it is integral to their lesson and while observing distancing guidelines. Teachers will be provided clear face shields for use during these times.
d) Nap mats will be spaced as far apart as possible. Students will rest head to feet.
e) During poor weather, classrooms will not mix during gym play.
f) Age-group classes may over-lap when outside only during playground play.
g) Increased sanitization of the entire preschool will be continued.
XII. Students or teachers who present with at least one of the following COVID-19 symptom: Fever of 100.4 or above, New cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Chills, Vomiting, New loss of taste or smell AND/OR at least two of the following COVID-19 symptoms: Fatigue, Diarrhea X2, Muscle or body aches, Headache, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose - will be asked to see a physician in person or via telehealth and/or get tested for Covid (PCR test only). All diagnoses of contagious illness must be shared with preschool office. Fax number - 615-297-3991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
a) If symptoms are diagnosed as other than Covid, student or teacher must follow doctor’s note concerning their return to school/work and must be fever and symptom free (rash, GI distress, pain) for 24 hours, without the aid of fever-reducing medication. Doctor’s note can be faxed or emailed to preschool office.
b) If symptoms are diagnosed as Covid, fully vaccinated students or teachers must quarantine for 10 days from start of symptoms or positive test date. He/she may return to school/work after quarantine period ends and if symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.
c) If symptoms are diagnosed as Covid, unvaccinated students or teachers must quarantine for 10 days from start of symptoms or positive test date. He/she may return to school/work after quarantine period ends and if symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.
XIII. If a student or teacher is exposed to a positive case of Covid (household or non-household member), they must follow guidelines below and all parents in that class will be notified via email if the student attended class. Other classroom families will decide whether to send their child the next day. A classroom will not be quarantined unless a positive case of COVID is confirmed in the classroom.
a) Students or teachers exposed by household contact - if fully vaccinated should get tested 3-5 days after exposure, and again 3-5 days after the positive household member’s 10-day isolation period ends. He/she may return to school/work if asymptomatic and should wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until receiving a second negative test.
b) Students or teachers exposed by household contact – if not fully vaccinated must quarantine for the positive household member’s 10-day isolation period and then quarantine for another 10 days or may choose to be tested 5-7 days after initial 10-day isolation period ends. He/she may return to school/work, no sooner than Day 18, and only if asymptomatic and with a negative test result.
c) Students or teachers exposed by non-household contact and are fully vaccinated should get tested 3-5 days after exposure. He/she may attend school/work if asymptomatic and should wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days.
d) Students or teachers exposed by non-household contact and are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 10 days and then may return to school/work, no sooner than Day 11, and only if asymptomatic or may choose to be tested 5-7 days after exposure and may return to school/work, no sooner than Day 8, and only if asymptomatic and with a negative test result. Regardless of quarantine end date, contacts should continue to monitor for symptoms and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days.
Please keep in mind that if a staff member, student, or someone in the home of a staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19, we must contact the local health department and follow their recommendations which may include closing the preschool. At minimum, we may close the specific affected classroom for a quarantine period.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
To limit contact and prevent contamination of school spaces we are implementing the
following Drop-off and Pick-Up procedures:
Families will receive class-specific information from their child’s teachers.
The following protocols apply to all classes:
RESUMING STANDARD SCHEDULES/PROCEDURES