Daily Medical Screening Before Coming to Campus
Students: Parents/guardians are required to screen their children for symptoms each morning to determine whether they can attend school. A parent/guardian is required to complete a brief health survey on the Parent Locker app no later than 7:30 AM each morning. Any child for whom a response via the app has not been submitted will not be permitted in the school building that day. The nurse will review the data; following up as necessary. Faculty and staff will be required to follow the same protocol.
Keep your child at home if any of the following symptoms are present:
If your child has any of the above symptoms of COVID-19, keep your child home until:
Your child has tested negative for COVID-19 (rapid antigen or PCR test) and is otherwise well enough to go back to school OR
A healthcare provider has seen your child and documented a reason for the symptoms other than COVID-19 OR
All the following are true: 1) at least 10 days have passed since the start of symptoms, 2) your child is fever free and off fever-reducing medicines for at least 24 hours and 3) symptoms are improving.
If any household member displays symptoms, Perelman students in that household must stay home until the symptomatic household member receives a negative test or is cleared by their physician.
If your child is diagnosed with COVID-19, your child must remain home until:
It has been at least 5 days since your child first exhibited symptoms AND
Your child has a negative rapid antigen or PCR test on day 5 or later AND
Your child is asymptomatic.
If someone in your household is diagnosed with COVID-19 or your child is exposed to COVID-19, notify the school immediately.
Non-household Exposure - If a fully vaccinated* student or staff member is exposed to a COVID+ person living outside the household and remains asymptomatic, quarantine is not necessary. (*Fully vaccinated is defined as within 6 months of the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer series or 2 months of the J&J vaccine and/or having received a booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.)
If a student develops any symptoms compatible with COVID infection after a known exposure to a COVID+ person, the school nurse must be informed regardless of their test result. Decisions will be made on an individual basis regarding the return to school.
Unvaccinated individuals with a non-household exposure will "test to stay" in school and wear a mask for 10 days after exposure.
Household Exposure - If a person living in the same house as a fully vaccinated student is COVID+, quarantine is not required as long as the student remains asymptomatic. The student will "test to stay" in school and wear a mask for 10 days after exposure.
An unvaccinated student with a household exposure may return to school after a 5 day quarantine with a negative antigen or PCR test on day 6. Unvaccinated students returning to school after a 5 day quarantine must mask until day 10.
Response to Illness During School Day
If a staff member or child becomes sick while at school and cannot immediately leave the premises, that person will remain in the campus isolation room. For the safety of our faculty, staff and students, sick children must be picked up immediately after parents are notified. The isolation room will be thoroughly sanitized after any use.
Response to COVID-19 Diagnosis
If a staff member, student or household member receives a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, the school must be notified immediately.
Faculty and students in the same cohort and/or anyone who has come into close contact (defined as greater than 10 minutes of interaction less than 6 feet away) with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis will be notified.
All students need to be fully immunized in accordance with state law and the schedule recommended by the CDC. A flu vaccine is mandatory for all 2021-22 students, faculty and staff and must be obtained no later than November 1, 2021.