When to Stay Home

Students must stay home if they have:

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 (see below).

  • Have been in close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 in the last 14 days. (Exception: health care or EMS workers and staff associates who wore proper personal protective equipment.) 

  • Influenza: Children may have the flu if they have a fever along with body aches, chills, sore throat or cough. Children must stay home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours.

  • Rashes: If children have rashes along with a fever or other signs of illness, they must see a health care provider and be cleared to return to school. 

Call your child’s school nurse if you have questions, or call Health Services at 360-662-1070.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the most up-to-date guidance on signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as well as an online self-checker. 

Symptoms include:

  • A cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • A fever of 100.4°F or higher or a sense of having a fever
  • A sore throat
  • Chills
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Congestion/running nose – not related to seasonal allergies
  • Unusual fatigue

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