• The following is a text alternative for the NYS DOH COVID-19 Guide for School Administrators and Schools Nurses:

    COVID-19 Screening Flowsheet for Students and Staff

    In the past 10 days, has the student or staff been tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, also known as SARS-CoV-2?

    • If Yes: Was the test result positive Or are they still waiting for the result?

      • If Yes: The student or staff cannot go to school today.
        They must stay in isolation (at home and away from others) until the test results are back and are Negative Or if Positive, the local health department has released the individual from isolation.

      • If No: In the last 14 days, has the student or staff:
        Traveled internationally to a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice country;
        or Traveled to a state or territory on the NYS Travel Advisory List;
        or Been designated a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 by a local health department?

        • If Yes: Students or staff cannot go to school today.
          They must stay at home until the local health department releases the individual from quarantine (at least 14 days from the date of their return from travel or last exposure). A negative diagnostic COVID-19 test does not change the 14-day quarantine requirement. School staff are not essential workers and must quarantine.

        • If No: Does the student or staff currently have (or has had in the last 10 days) one or more of these new or worsening symptoms:
          A temperature greater than or equal to 100.0° F (37.8° C);
          Feel feverish or have chills;
          Cough;
          Loss of taste or smell;
          Fatigue/feeling of tiredness;
          Sore throat;
          Shortness of breath or trouble breathing;
          Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
          Muscle pain or body aches;
          Headaches;
          Nasal congestion/runny nose?

          • If Yes: The student or staff Cannot go to school today. They should be assessed by their health care provider (HCP). If they do not have an HCP, they should call their local health department. If they do not receive COVID-19 testing, or are not cleared to return to school by their HCP, then they are required to be isolated at home. See COVID-19 Flowsheet for Student or Staff with COVID-19 Symptoms for more information.

          • If No: The student or staff Can go to school today! Make sure they wear a face covering or face mask, practice social distancing, and wash their hands frequently.


    • If No (in the past 10 days, the student or staff has not been tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, also known as SARS-CoV-2): 

      In the last 14 days, has the student or staff:
      Traveled internationally to a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice country;
      or Traveled to a state or territory on the NYS Travel Advisory List;
      or Been designated a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 by a local health department?

      • If Yes: Students or staff cannot go to school today.
        They must stay at home until the local health department releases the individual from quarantine (at least 14 days from the date of their return from travel or last exposure). A negative diagnostic COVID-19 test does not change the 14-day quarantine requirement. School staff are not essential workers and must quarantine.

      • If No: Does the student or staff currently have (or has had in the last 10 days) one or more of these new or worsening symptoms:
        A temperature greater than or equal to 100.0° F (37.8° C);
        Feel feverish or have chills;
        Cough;
        Loss of taste or smell;
        Fatigue/feeling of tiredness;
        Sore throat;
        Shortness of breath or trouble breathing;
        Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
        Muscle pain or body aches;
        Headaches;
        Nasal congestion/runny nose?

        • If Yes: The student or staff cannot go to school today. They should be assessed by their health care provider (HCP). If they do not have an HCP, they should call their local health department. If they do not receive COVID-19 testing, or are not cleared to return to school by their HCP, then they are required to be isolated at home. See COVID-19 Flowsheet for Student or Staff with COVID-19 Symptoms for more information.

        • If No: The student or staff Can go to school today! Make sure they wear a face covering or face mask, practice social distancing, and wash their hands frequently.


    Communicate to your students and staff that they must report absences, symptoms, and positive COVID-19 test results to your school.

    Call 911 if a Student or Staff has:

    • Trouble breathing or is breathing very quickly
    • Severe abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting
    • Change in skin color - becoming pale, patchy and/or blue
    • Racing heart or chest pain
    • Lethargy, irritability, or confusion



     

Last Modified on October 2, 2020