• COVID-19 Exposure Procedures and Guidance for Parents

    COVID-19 EXPOSURE PROCEDURES AND GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS

    The health and well-being of our community remains a top priority.  Our District is committed to being as prepared as possible and thus provides the following updates on our health procedures. 

    The following procedures, based on the IDPH COVID-19 Exclusion Guidance, are in effect for any student who is:

    • EXPERIENCING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOM
    • TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
    • EXPOSED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
    • EXPOSED TO SOMEONE SUSPECTED OF HAVING COVID-19
    • EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

    Any student presenting or reporting via attendance line ANY of the following symptoms: Fever (100.4 °F or higher), headache, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, congestion, runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue, muscle or body aches will be sent home (during Hybrid), denied entry, and held from in-person extra-curricular activities and athletics until return to school criteria are met. 

    The following scenarios have been provided to help inform and guide parents in what to expect. 

    SCENARIO 1

    My child has been diagnosed with COVID-19 by test or by healthcare provider’s evaluation.

    a) Notify school nurse

    b) Stay home and isolate at least 10 calendar days from onset of symptoms AND for 24 hours with no fever and without fever reducing medications AND until improvement of symptoms

    c) Quarantine household members for 14 days from last exposure

    d) DCHD will notify and advise close contacts (defined as those who have shared space less than 6 feet and for more than 15 minutes)

    e) Check-in with school nurse on day 9 to give update

    f) School nurse will send a "Release from Isolation" memo after parent check-in to clear student and allow a return to in-person instruction, activities and athletics  

    SCENARIO 2

    My child has one or more COVID-19 symptoms and has a negative COVID-19 test that was collected no more than 48 hours prior to or after symptom onset.

    a) Notify school nurse

    b) Stay home until symptoms have improved/resolved

    c) Provide documentation of negative test result or a healthcare provider’s note indicating a negative result to school nurse prior to returning to in-person instruction, activities and athletics

    SCENARIO 3

    My child has one or more COVID-19 symptoms and has been determined to have an alternative diagnosis.

    a) Notify school nurse

    b) Stay home until symptoms have improved/resolved

    c) Provide a healthcare provider’s note with the alternative diagnosis to school nurse prior to returning to in-person instruction, activities and athletics

    SCENARIO 4

    My child has one of the COVID-19 symptoms and I do not want my child to see a healthcare provider or receive COVID-19 testing.

    a) Notify school nurse

    b) Stay home and isolate at least 10 calendar days from onset of symptoms AND for 24 hours with no fever and without fever reducing medications AND until improvement of symptoms

    c) Quarantine household members for 14 days from last exposure

    d) DCHD will notify and advise close contacts (defined as those who have shared space less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes)

    e) Check-in with the school nurse on day 9

    f) Provide note to school nurse confirming that household members are without fever prior to returning to in-person instruction, activities and athletics

    SCENARIO 5

    My child does not have symptoms but has been identified as a close contact to a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case.

    a) Notify school nurse

    b) Stay home and quarantine for 14 days from last exposure

    c) A negative COVID-19 test during the 14 day quarantine will not shorten the quarantine period 

    d) Check-in with school nurse on day 13 or sooner if symptoms develop

    e) School nurse will send a "Release from Quarantine" memo after parent check-in to clear student and allow a return to in-person instruction, activities and athletics

    SCENARIO 6

    My child has symptoms that are attributed to allergies or a pre-existing condiiton.

            a) Provide supporting physician documentation to the school nurse

    These guidelines are evolving as we learn more about COVID-19.  Medical evaluation and COVID-19 diagnostic testing are strongly recommended by IDPH for all persons with COVID-19 symptoms.  Stay informed and do your part to keep our community safe. 

    Your school nurse contacts are:

    Central

    Missy Geibel, CSN        ph) 630-570-8595          mgeibel@hinsdale86.org

    Leah Block, RN             ph) 630-570-8597         lblock@hinsdale86.org

    South

    Karen Banks, RN           ph) 630-468-4595        kbanks@hinsdale86.org

    Mary Baumbach, RN      ph) 630-468-4596        mbaumbac@hinsdale86.org

    Transition

    Christine Barnoski, RN   ph) 630-468-4573        cbarnosk@hinsdale86.org

     

    Helpful Resource Links

    COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance

    https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/home-quarantine-guidance

    https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-School-FAQs.pdf

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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