COVID-19 Response Plans

  • Monitoring and Accountability

    Safer at Home

    All students, parents/guardians, and employees are encouraged to remain at home if they have come in contact with a person diagnosed positive with COVID-19, if they are awaiting COVID-19 test results, or they have any of the symptoms listed below. Additionally, it is highly recommended that individuals presenting these symptoms seek medical advice from a healthcare provider.

    • Active vomiting/diarrhea
    • Fever/chills/generalized body aches (fever is considered 100°F or higher unless the person has other symptoms along with the fever)
    • Cough/shortness of breath (symptoms not associated with known diagnosed medical conditions)
    • Fatigue (not associated with a known diagnosed medical condition)
    • New loss of appetite/taste/smell
    • Sore throat with one additional symptom
    • Undiagnosed new skin rash over a large percentage of the body

    Becoming Sick while at School/Work

    Student and staff members who begin to feel unwell while on premises must see the school nurse for assessment. If the student has a fever of 100 degrees or higher, or any of the COVID-19 related symptoms are evident upon assessment, the nurse will take the following actions:

    • Contact the student’s parent/guardian to pick the student up
    • Place the student in a “quick quarantine” room (staff members who are able to drive home will be asked to leave or be placed in the “quick quarantine” room)
    • Notify the school principal and the YCSD health services coordinator
    • Provide the parent/guardian or staff member with an instruction sheet, based on CDC Guidelines, outlining when they can return

    School Clinics

    To reduce clinic visits, expanded first aid kits will be given to teachers to keep in classrooms and guidelines on when to send students to the clinic will be provided to instructional staff. Nurses will be responsible for the following:

    Before school starts:

    • Classroom first aid kits will be created and distributed
    • Review of new student enrollment requirements for physicals and immunizations
    • Transcribe new student immunization information into ASPEN
    • Insulin/Glucagon training
    • CPR recertification
    • Train medication administration alternates
    • Identify and train alternate diabetes designees
    • Ensure all forms are current to include workers’ compensation paperwork
    • Provide staff Epinephrine training
    • Prepare staff clinic guidelines presentation
    • Review student alerts in ASPEN, and plan updates
    • Review student care plans, and plan updates
    • Discuss plans with appropriate staff
    • Log in to Virginia Immunization Information System as resource for immunization records
    • Update substitute book
    • Prepare for action plan meetings and student conferences for medically involved children

    After school starts:

    • Continue to transcribe immunizations for new students in ASPEN
    • Complete immunization reports due for Kindergarten and 6th or 7th grade depending on state request
    • Send out Scoliosis information forms
    • Begin state mandated screenings (Special Education eligibilities, K, 3rd, 7th, 10th)
    • Begin new student mandated screenings (nurses will make individual appointments for the screening process)
    • Create cafeteria allergy list
    • Create Transportation alert list
    • Send building designees information to coordinator of health services
    • Continue updating health/alert information from care plans and health update cards