Daily Health Screening For Students

When can I send my child to school?
Answer these questions every day before sending your child to school.

Is Your Child Sick? 

  1. Yes

    1. Has your child been close* to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

      1. Yes

        1. Keep your child home. Talk with your healthcare provider about possible testing and when the child may return to school.

      2. No

        1. Keep your child home. Talk with your healthcare provider about when the child may return to school.

  2. No

    1. Has your child been close* to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

      1. Yes

        1. Keep your child home. Talk with your healthcare provider about when the child may return to school.

      2. No

        1. Send your child to school.

* ‘Close to someone with COVID-19’ means being within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, or having direct contact with secretions.
^Moderate to high infection rate means that you have traveled to, or currently live in, an area which has an infection rate of 50 or more positive cases per 100,000 residents in the area. Prince William County presently meets the criteria for a moderate to high infection rate.


Evaluating your sick child based on COVID-19 Exposure

If your child is sick and
has had exposure to COVID-19:

 

 

If your sick child has been close* to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please contact your healthcare provider immediately and keep your child at home. Your healthcare provider will guide your next steps. If you have questions about the return to school, please reach out to your school’s nurse.

* ‘Close to someone with COVID-19’ means being within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, or having direct contact with secretions.

 

If your child is sick and
has had NO exposure to COVID-19:

 

 

  •    You know why the child is sick and it is not COVID-19:
    • The child has a FEVER:
      • If the child has a fever keep them home until the fever is gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • The child has NO FEVER:
      • Child may return to school as symptoms permit.
  •    The child has been tested or evaluated for COVID-19:
    • Positive Test Result:
      • Isolate at home for 10 days after symptom onset or date of positive test and ensure child is fever free for 24 hours prior to returning to school. Quarantine close contacts.
    • Negative Test Result:
      • Stay home until fever is gone for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications.
  •     You do NOT know why the child is sick, and the child has not been tested for COVID-19.
    • Exposure to an area with a moderate to high^ infection rate in the last 14 days
      • Isolate at home for 10 days after symptom onset and 24 hours fever-free. Quarantine close contacts.
    • No exposure to an area with a moderate to high^ infection rate in the last 14 days
      •  Stay home until fever is gone for 24 hours, without  the use of fever reducing medications.

^Moderate to high infection rate means that you have traveled to, or currently live in, an area which has an infection rate of 50 or more positive cases per 100,000 residents in the area. Prince William County presently meets the criteria for a moderate to high infection rate.