For the safety of your child and others in our Drew Community, please consider the following as an indication of when you should keep your child at home:
- Has your child had any signs or symptoms of a fever in the past 24 hours such as chills, sweats, or an elevated temperature of 100.4 F or greater?
- Has your child taken fever-reducing medication within the last 24 hours, or experienced symptoms such as a new cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, sore throat, nasal congestion, body aches, runny nose, loss of taste and/or smell, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or fever/chills/sweats?
If the answer to any of these above questions is YES, STOP!
The APS Department of Health Services advises that you keep your child at home, and immediately contact your child’s health care provider for next steps. Also, please make sure to contact the school administrator and school nurse for guidance on when your child can safely return to school.
Additionally, you should also keep your student home and notify Drew and our school nurse if your child:
- has had any close contact in the last 14 days with someone with a diagnosis of COVID-19;
- has taken a COVID-19 test, and you are awaiting results based on potential exposure to a known case or other high-risk exposure; or
- has taken a COVID-19 test, and you are awaiting results based on mild symptoms or overall feeling unwell
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