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 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
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:
COVID SYMPTOM RESPONSE
Students or teachers who present with at least one of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
Fever of 100.1 or above - Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing - New cough
AND/OR at least two of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
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. All diagnoses of contagious illness must be shared with preschool office. Phone number – 615-297-9962, Fax number - 615-297-3991, or email email@example.com.
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.
COVID POSITIVE RESPONSE
If symptoms are diagnosed as Covid, students, regardless of vaccination status, will quarantine for 10 days from start of symptoms or positive test date (day 0) and return on day 11 without symptoms. A negative test is not required, but is encouraged.
OR students may test on quarantine day 6, returning to school with a negative test and no symptoms. Those returning with unresolved symptoms may be sent home.
COVID EXSPOSURE RESPONSE (Household)
Students exposed by household contact, regardless of vaccination status, will quarantine for 10 days from exposure day (day 0) and return on day 11 without symptoms. A negative test is not required, but is encouraged.
OR students may test on day 6, returning to school on day 7 with a negative test. This student must test on day 8, 9, and 10 to continue to attend school with a negative test and no symptoms.
COVID EXSPOSURE RESPONSE (Non-Household)
Students exposed by non-household contact, regardless of vaccination status, may continue to attend school if asymptomatic. No test required. Families will be notified if there is a positive case in their student’s classroom.
Families must report any positive test results for COVID-19, within their household, to the preschool office. Exposed students or teachers must follow WCPS policy above.