Symptoms Check and Response Protocols

  • If your child or anyone who lives in your home tests positve for COVID-19, or is experiencing symptoms, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive outside of school, please contact your school nurse here immediately. 

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    Symptom Protocols


    If your child has any one of the following symptoms, he/she may not attend school (please inform your school nurse here immediately):

    • Temperature equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher; OR
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their breathing from baseline); OR
    • Loss of taste or smell; OR
    • New or worsening cough (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change from baseline)

    If your child has a combination of the following symptoms, he/she may not attend school (please inform your school nurse here immediately):

    • Sore throat 
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Chills
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

    If your child develops the above symptoms while at school, he/she will be assisted to the designated isolation room and be monitored by the school designee until pick up. In this case:

    • Students will be instructed to wear a mask if able to safely do so
    • The parent/guardian will be contacted immediately upon student isolation for student pickup.
    • The parent/guardian will receive an information packet outlining next steps for testing, quarantine, and returning to school.
    • The parent/guardian will receive a follow-up call from their School Nurse to obtain updates.

    Student Pick-up

    In order to keep all staff and students healthy, it is expected that students will be dismissed within one hour of parent/guardian contact.

Close Contact Tracing & Reporting Positive Cases

  • SCDHEC, in conjunction with District 7, conducts contact tracing and provides specific guidance to those students and staff who are determined to have been in close contact with those who test positive. 

    It is important to note that students (via their parents/guardians) and staff who are determined to be close contacts according to DHEC guidelines will receive written notification. Unless you receive notification, your child is not considered a close contact.

    If your child or anyone who lives in your home tests positve for COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive outside of school, please contact your school nurse here immediately.