**2022-2023 Guidelines Regarding Illness **

Masking in district facilities is OPTIONAL.

Everyday, before coming to school, we ask parents/guardians to check and ask their child if they have any of the following symptoms and/or exposure.

What are the symptoms of concern?

  • Fever (100.4 degrees) or chills
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Red itchy, watery eyes
  • Persistent earache
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat/swollen glands
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Students who have had any of the above symptoms in the past 24 hours to stay home from school and/or until symptoms resolve without medication to relieve symptom(s).

Students who have taken any fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen in the past 24 hours to stay home until they are fever-free without the use of medication for 24 hours.

Students who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 to monitor their health for 7-10 days after exposure.

If you test positive for COVID-19

It is recommended that anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 isolate at home and away from others for at least FIVE DAYS after testing positive. Isolation can end once symptoms have resolved, which may take longer than five-day minimum. Once isolation has ended, it is recommended that a mask be worn around others for at least five days.

Springfield Public Schools does not have any testing sites or testing kits at this time.