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Monitoring of Health Conditions

Screening


The district will implement mandatory health screening for all students and staff on a daily basis.

The district will intermittently ask families to prescreen their child by:
  • Taking his or her temperature
  • Posing the following questions:
- Do you feel feverish or have the chills?
- Do you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
- Do you feel nauseous?  Have you vomited?
- Do you have a headache?  Have you had the headache for a long time?
- Do you feel extremely tired?
- Have you lost the ability to taste or smell?
- Do you have a sore throat?
- Do you have congestion or a runny nose?

A child’s positive response to one or more of these screening questions and/or a temperature of 100.0°F or greater is cause for him or her not to attend school and for the parent to monitor their child’s symptoms and/or seek the counsel of a health care provider.  

Parents will share the results of their pre-screening measures by completing a google form and responses will be monitored by the main office secretaries in order to ensure that students who were not pre-assessed at home are in fact screened at school.  

Prior to boarding the bus each day, students will maintain social distancing, and wait for their temperature to be taken. Should a student present with a temperature of 100.0°F or greater, he or she will not be allowed to board the bus and will be asked to return home with his or her parent; at that time, the parent will be instructed to contact their child’s health care provider to seek assessment and testing.

In the event that a student tests positive for a temperature of 100.0°F or greater and his or her parent is not present at the bus stop, said student will be transported to the isolation zone at his or her school to await pick-up to return home.

Students and their parents who self-transport, will be asked to remain in their car, maintain social distancing and wait for a temperature check, the results of which will determine entry or a return home. Should a child be symptomatic, the staff will provide the parent with information about the need to contact their health care provider for assessment and testing.

In order for a symptomatic student to return to school, his or her parent must provide the building administrator and nurse with documentation from a health care provider indicating an examination, a negative COVID-19 test result, and symptom resolution.   In order for a student who tested positive COVID-19 to return to school, his or her parent must provide the building administrator and nurse with a release from isolation indicating symptom resolution.

Each work day, staff will be asked to respond to an electronic questionnaire no later than ninety minutes before the start of their workday.  This questionnaire will be comprised of questions about:
A.    COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
B.    A positive diagnostic COVID-19 test in the past 14 days
C.    Close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days

Staff who respond affirmatively to one or more of the questions will be prohibited from reporting to work, required to notify the substitute service, and be instructed to contact their health care provider for assessment and testing.
Staff who respond in the negative to the questions will be expected to report to work.  The main office secretaries will be charged with reviewing the incoming reports of screening by staff and attesting to a 100% return.

Prior to entering the building, staff will maintain social distancing, and wait for their temperature to be taken. Should a staff member present with a temperature of 100.0°F or greater, he or she will be denied entry and instructed to go home and contact their health care provider for assessment and testing.

In order for a symptomatic staff member to return to work, he or she must provide his or her supervisor with documentation from a health care provider indicating an examination, a negative COVID-19 test result, and symptom resolution. In order for a staff member who was positive for COVID-19 to return to work, he or she must provide his or her supervisor a release from isolation indicating symptom resolution.

The district will maintain records of all its screenings to confirm that individuals underwent the process. As for the results, the records will only indicate cleared or not cleared.  Also, as required, the district will notify the state and local health departments of any diagnostic positive test results for COVID-19.
 

Testing Responsibility


In the event that large-scale testing is needed to be conducted at the district, administration will work with the following providers:
Onondaga County
  • Syracuse Community Health Center
  • WellNow Urgent Care
  • Quest Diagnostics
Cayuga County
  • Auburn Community Hospital Laboratory
  • WellNow Urgent Care
  • Cayuga Center Convenient Medical Care

Early Warning Signs


Early warning sign are defined and monitored by the local health departments and, as merited, by regional and state health departments. The district and local health departments will communicate regularly so that appropriate decisions can be made should schools an increase in said metrics.


 
 
Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080