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    COVID- 19 and Returning to School
COVID- 19 and Returning to School
PHS Nurse
Monday, August 31, 2020

                                                COVID- 19 and Returning to School

Please review and follow these suggestions to help us try and keep our kids healthy.

Things to consider during this pandemic:

  • Check your child/children each morning for signs of illness. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, they should not go to school.
  • Make sure your child does not have a sore throat or other signs of illness, like a cough, diarrhea, severe headache, vomiting or body aches, sudden loss of smell or taste, or has had a fever in the past 48 hrs.
  • If your child has had recent close contact to a COVID-19 positive case, they should not go to school. Contact your local PCP or health department to determine what your next step should be.
  • Review and practice proper hand washing techniques at home, especially before and after eating, sneezing, coughing and adjusting a mask or face covering.
  • Talk to your child about precautions to take at school. Children may be advised to:
  • Wash masks regularly
  • Label your child’s mask so they are not confused with those other children
  • Place unused face mask in a container, such as a reusable paper sack or Ziploc bag

Wash and sanitize their hands more often

Keep physical distance from other students

Wear a mask while mobile or unable to social distance

Avoid sharing objects with other students and touching others

Avoid touching/rubbing your eyes/nose

Use hand sanitizer (that contains at least 60% alcohol)

Monitor how they fell and tell an adult if they are not feeling well

Our school districts point of contact (POC) is Judy Lamp Reagan (870)634-9269

If your child test positive for covid, contact Judy.  She will begin the process of tracing where your child has been in order to be able to contact those who have been exposed. She will be collaborating with the local health department. 

Local COVID-19 testing sites include:

Clay County Health Unit (870)598-3390                               Campbell Medical Clinic (573)-246-2582

Family Care Clinic of Rector (870)595-3596                         Greene  Co. Health Dept. (870)236-7782

Dunklin Co. Health Center (573)888-9008

If you suspect your child is having symptoms or has been in close contact Covid-19, contact your local health department or primary care physician asap.

If your child is sent home from school for any signs/symptoms of Covid-19, they will need to contact the health dept. or their PCP for further instructions before returning to school.

If your child is out for quarantine for positive test results, close contact exposure, waiting to be tested or waiting on test results, the student can do their assignments virtually until able to return to school. 

You may contact the school if you have any additional questions.


Thank you for your help

Mia Boren

High School Nurse