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ECS Covid-19 Guidelines

Our first line of defense starts with all of us. If there is any sign of potential illness that could be COVID-19, families and students must stay home. Every individual family must work in partnership with one another to safeguard our Epiphany community.

 

Contact with a person infected

Please contact the school immediately about self-quarantining if a student has been in “close contact” with a person who has a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19. Close contact is defined as:

  • being within a distance of 6 feet for 15 minutes or more
  • being directly exposed to infection secretions (ex: being coughed on while not wearing a mask)

Temperature Monitoring
Temperature checks will be conducted by school staff every morning during student drop-off. If a student during the school day exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, the student will have their temperature checked by the school nurse in the clinic. If the student’s temperature is measured at 100.0 degrees or higher, the student’s parents will be contacted to pick up the student. The student will be quarantined from peers and staff while waiting to be picked-up.

Covid-19 Symptoms on Campus

Under CDC recommendations, any person exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be assumed to have COVID- 19 unless a negative test or alternative diagnosis by a medical professional deems otherwise.

Therefore, we will immediately contact a student’s parents and expect the student to be immediately picked up if any such symptoms are noted. COVID-19 symptoms include the following:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body ache
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
 

Covid-19 Case on Campus

If any student, faculty, staff or on-campus essential service worker tests positive for COVID-19, we will follow the CDC recommendations which state that the individual may return to our campus when all three of the following criteria are met:

  • At least 72 hours have passed since fever ended (resolution of fever without the use of fever reducing medications).
  • The individual has improvements in symptoms.
  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • A person may return to campus after one negative test.
 

We will inform all parents, teachers, staff, and essential service workers when a positive case emerges, and inform all families whose child came in “close contact” with the infected person.

The identity of the person who tested positive will be kept confidential. A person that has tested positive also has the option to self-identify. Any person who has had “close contact” with the person who tested positive must quarantine for a period of 14 days prior to returning to campus.

Our cohort model and social distancing practices will allow the school to remain open if there is a positive case on campus, since everyone who has not had “close contact” would be able to continue with classes on campus.

If several students in a given class had “close contact” with another student that has tested positive, we will transition that individual class into distance learning until return to school criteria has been met.

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