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ELVPHD and NDE Covid Guidelines

ELVHD/NDE Covid Guidelines

The following Guidelines were approved at the August 9, 2021 Board Meeting. 5 Ayes, 0 Nayes, 1 Absent. Motion to approve carried. 

 

West Point Public Schools has taken the pandemic very seriously, we have followed the health departments guideline and will continue to do so. To begin the school year, we will not require masks but do recommend them. We want our parents to feel comfortable in making that decision.  With that being said we will gauge the number of positive cases and it may be necessary to require masks for a certain period of time. Our goal is to maintain face to face instruction.

Sick leave: WPPS will return to our normal sick leave procedures for students, however sick days will not be counted against a student if they have received a “Positive” Covid test.

West Point Public School’s procedures for starting school:

  1.  We will follow the guidance from our local health department (ELVHD)
  2. All Staff and students who have not been vaccinated, are recommended to wear masks.
  3. Masks are highly recommended on busses or in a school vehicle.
  4. Social distancing will be practiced as much as possible.
  5. Hand washing will continue to be stressed.
  6. Emphasis will continue to be on cleaning with disinfectants.

It is more important this year that if a student has the following: that Parents keep their child at home and notify the school.

  • Any of the following: sudden onset of cough, sudden onset of shortness of breath, or sudden loss of taste or smell, OR
  • Two or more of the following symptoms: a fever of 100.4 or above, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or fatigue.

 

Positive Covid Test:

  1. Self-isolate for 10 days past symptom onset, and have no symptoms.
  2. Asymptomatic person self-isolate for 10 days past their test date.

Exposure:

  1. Self-Monitor for 14 days
  2. Activities: students may participate but must self-monitor, may require masks.

Student Exposure: (when a student test Positive)

  1. When we have a positive case, WPPS or ELVHD will notify parents of possible exposed students. (Meaning if a 3rd grader test positive, parents of students in that specific class / cohort will be notified.
  2. Depending on the number of cases, masks may be required temporarily by classrooms or cohorts.

 

First case (one case in a school classroom): Notify parents/guardians of all students within the identified classroom(s). This is essentially a self-monitor letter informing the parents/guardians to watch for symptoms through a particular date.

            Second case (two cases in the classroom/cohort): Notify parents/guardians of all students within the identified classroom(s) notifying them of possible second             exposure. Again, the recommendation is for the students to self-monitor and it recommends that children in the classroom mask while in public.

            Third case 3 or more cases in a classroom/cohort): Notify parents/guardians of all students within the identified classroom(s) notifying them of a third case. Which             recommends the students monitor at home. Individuals can elect to test at day 5 and return to school on day 8 with a negative test (and mask for the remainder of             the 14 day incubation period) or stay home through day 10 and return back to school on day 11 (and mask for the remainder of the 14-day incubation period).

 

First Letter: monitor

 

This letter is to notify you that a person with a diagnosed case of COVID-19 was present in CLASS/GROUPBased on the last exposure in the group, your child should be closely monitored for the development of symptoms consistent with COVID-19 until DATE. 

Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Any of the following: sudden onset of cough, sudden onset of shortness of breath, or sudden loss of taste or smell, OR
  • Two or more of the following symptoms: a fever of 100.4 or above, chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or fatigue.

 

If your child develops symptoms before the above monitoring end date, they should isolate at home immediately and contact their health care provider.  Isolation shall continue until:

  • At least ten (10) days* have passed since onset of symptoms AND
  • Symptoms have improved AND
  • The isolated individual has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever- reducing medication.

 

Second Letter: Masks

 

This letter is to notify you that a second person with a diagnosed case of COVID-19 was present in CLASS/GROUPBased on the last exposure in the group, if your child is unvaccinated or was not masked at the time of exposure, he or she should wear a mask in public and be closely monitored for the development of symptoms consistent with COVID-19 until DATE (regardless of vaccination status).  Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Same as above

 

Third Letter: Self Isolation (this could mean entire class)

 

This letter is to notify you that three (or more) individuals in CLASS/GROUP have been diagnosed with COVID-19.  If you are receiving this letter, your child has been identified has having had close contact with these individuals.  Due to the number of cases in this group, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department recommends the following:

  • Your child should be closely monitored at home for the development of symptoms consistent with COVID-19 until:
    • If the child is tested on day 5 (date) and is negative, they can return to school on day 8 (date).
    • If the child is not tested, they can return to school on day 10 (date).
    • The child should wear a mask for the remainder of the 14-day incubation period (date).

Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Same as above

 

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