COVID-19 Symptoms Guidance
Any student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 must stay home and contact their supervisor or principal. Supervisors must report immediately to Health Services via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for contact tracing.
If you have any of the following symptoms
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Test for COVID-19 with an OTC Test
Keep a supply of OTC COVID-19 tests at home. Get the tests for free from your school office or at the Serna lobby.
If the COVID-19 test is NEGATIVE
Return to school if 24 hours fever free without using fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol, Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. and other symptoms are mild and improving.
If the COVID-19 test is POSITIVE
Stay home and notify your principal/supervisor. A contact tracer will contact you to provide guidance on return to work/school.
If you were exposed to someone who has COVID-19
Continue to attend school/work as long as you do not develop symptoms of illness. It is recommended that you:
- Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms
- Get tested 3-5 days after exposure
- Wear a well-fitting mask for a total of 10 days after exposure