• MONITORING STUDENT AND STAFF HEALTH

     

    Screening for symptoms of COVID-19 will be completed daily for staff.

    • Temperature screening, including a health questionnaire will be completed by all staff before leaving home through Power Apps. Anyone feeling symptoms will be expected to stay home and see a healthcare professional for further assessment and testing. (No one should enter a district building feeling symptoms) If a staff member tests positive, East Irondequoit CSD will follow the NYS DOH recommendation as follows:
      • Regardless if symptomatic or not, if tested positive, the staff member may return to work after completing at least ten days of isolation from the onset of symptoms or ten days of isolation after the first positive test if asymptomatic.
      • Isolation will cease after being cleared with a doctor’s note.

     

    • The staff member will be responsible for contacting his/her supervisor to follow up the diagnosis and/or test results from the health care meeting. This information will be shared with the COVID-19 safety coordinator, and superintendent. The lab conducting the COVID-19 test will contact the Monroe County Health Department and contact tracing will begin. The school district will collaborate with the DOH for contact tracing.  A written note from his/her doctor clearing him/her to return to work will be provided to the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. This information will be shared with the COVID-19 safety coordinator, and superintendent. 

     

    • Any staff member who has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, the East Irondequoit CSD will follow the NYS DOH recommendations as follows:
    1. If symptomatic, the staff member may return to work after a negative COVID-19 test, symptom resolution, and documentation from their doctor clearing them to return to work. 
    2. If NOT symptomatic, the staff member may return to work after fourteen days of self-quarantine.
    3. The New York State Department of Health considers a close contact to be someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 10 minutes 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before illness onset until the person was isolated. The local health department should be contacted if the extent of contact between an individual and a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 is unclear.

     

    • If a school staff member feels ill during the school day, he/she may see the school nurse for an initial health assessment including a temperature scan. If it is determined he/she needs further assessment, see steps a. and b. above. The staff member must leave the building as soon as possible if symptomatic. See step a. above.

     

    • Staff who work at locations other than a school building will follow the same screening procedure from home before leaving for work. If symptoms are felt during the workday, he/she will notify his/her supervisor and leave immediately. A meeting with a health care professional for further assessment needs to be completed as soon as possible. See step a. above.

     

    Screening for symptoms of COVID-19 will be completed daily for students.

     

    • Temperature screening and a health questionnaire will take place at home, daily, via the Parent Portal, before leaving the house for school. Principals will send out weekly reminders to parents to conduct the screening process at home. If a student comes to school without the screening, he/she will be screened at school by the nurse. Please note: each building will also have touch-free infrared temperature monitoring devices to take each student's temperature as they enter the building. 

     

    • Any student showing symptoms at home will be kept home. Students sharing the same household of the student showing symptoms must stay home as well, since they are considered “in close contact”. The school will be contacted and made aware of the student’s symptoms. The student, and possibly the students in the household, will be required to seek guidance from a healthcare professional for further assessment. The school nurse will follow up with the family later in the day to check on a diagnosis. If the student tests positive for COVID-19, he/she must stay home from school until receiving a negative COVID-19 test and cleared by a healthcare provider. The student should prepare to learn remotely. The nurse will notify the COVID-19 safety coordinator. The Monroe County Department of Health will be notified by the lab that conducted the test and contact tracing will begin. The school district will collaborate with the DOH for contact tracing.  

       

    • In order to return to the school building, the student who had symptoms must have written documentation from their health care provider, a negative COVID-19 test, and symptom resolution. Once the documentation is received by the school nurse, the COVID-19 safety coordinator will be informed.

     

    • Any student who is symptom-free upon arrival but shows symptoms during the school day will be sent to the health office for screening by the nurse. If the student needs to see a healthcare professional, he/she will be isolated, supervised by the nurse, and wait to be picked up a parent or guardian. In addition, any students who share a household with the student showing symptoms will need to be picked from school and taken home. The person picking up the student will be screened before allowed entrance to the building. The nurse will follow up with the family later in the day to check on a diagnosis. See the bold type, above.

     

    • Any student that has no symptoms but has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, he/she will be home from school for fourteen days and prepare to learn remotely. This information will be relayed to the COVID-19 safety coordinator.

     

    • The New York State Department of Health considers a close contact to be someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 10 minutes 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before illness onset until the person was isolated. The local health department should be contacted if the extent of contact between an individual and a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 is unclear.

     

    Screening for COVID-19 symptoms will be completed daily for visitors and vendors. Any visitor or vendor must be masked, read through the list of symptoms, and answer “no” to all those listed. The list will be posted outside of the buildings next to the intercom. A temperature check will be administered by school personnel. If the visitor or vendor has a temperature above 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit, he/she will not be allowed to enter the building. He/she will be encouraged to seek medical screening, and the rejection into the building will be shared with the COVID-19 safety coordinator.

     

    The district will notify the state and local health department immediately upon being informed of any positive COVID-19 diagnostic test result by an individual within school facilities or on school grounds, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the district.

     

    To assist the local health department with tracing the transmission of COVID-19, the district has developed and maintained a plan to trace all contacts of exposed individuals in accordance with protocols, training, and tools provided through the New York State Contact Tracing Program. 

     
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