Nurse Yoly’s Blog

A Note from our School Nurse

Covid-19 Close Contact Students

The school district has new rules so kids who become close contacts can remain in school following these 3 requirements:

  1. Be symptom free and monitor Covid symptoms for 14 days.
  2. Wear a mask for 14 days.
  3. Test with antigen tests or molecular tests.  The start of testing is done when a student is notified and again 5-7 days later.  The tests can be done at school with parent/guardian permission.  If the student has been positive with Covid-19 in the last 90 days and is symptom free, testing is not recommended. 

At-home Covid test kits are the antigen tests.  The at-home Covid tests require tests on day 1 and then again 36-48 hrs. later. These test kits are being widely sold in pharmacies and major stores. The district is accepting antigen tests now.

Our winter break is around the corner and in time for a much needed break for us all to play and just chill.  Many of you will be gathering with friends and family.  Perhaps flying internationally or domestically (lucky you).  These at-home Covid tests can be very useful if you have any concerns.

Happy Holidays!!

Nurse Yoly