• NOTE: These plans are subject to change. Any updates will be marked and dated.

    School Health

    • Non-essential visits to the clinic will be minimized or eliminated to decrease the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19.
    • Two clinics will be utilized, a sick clinic and a well clinic.
      • The current clinic (Room 104) will be the well clinic.
      • The sick clinic will be located in the front office.
    • Teachers will receive “First Aid” kits with supplies such as: band aids, gauze pads, gloves, etc . to handle minor issues in the classrooms.
    • All teachers will call the nurse with any major concerns. (Ex. vomiting, fever, severe upset stomach, etc.) She will report to the classroom to assist.
    • Parents should administer medications at home (if practicable) to limit possible exposure.
    • Parents will only bring “as needed” medication to be used at school only if absolutely necessary (i.e. inhalers, epi pens, benadryl, etc.).
    • Nebulizers at school are discouraged due to the aerosol generating nature of the treatment. Parents and the school nurse will work together with the student’s primary care provider and discuss switching the medication to a metered dose inhaler.
    • Parents should self screen their child each day prior to coming to school. If students are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (Fever, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, nausea or vomiting, new or worsening cough) they should stay home from school.
    • A student who becomes ill at school will be provided with a mask and escorted to the designated holding location.
    • The nurse will contact the student's parent/guardian to have the student picked up.
    • A student who becomes ill at school is expected to be picked up within 1 hour of parent notification.
    • Sick students will not be allowed to ride on the school bus.
    • If a student is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms they will be given a mask to put on, escorted to the sick clinic (isolation area) for further monitoring until they are picked up.
    • If a student is sent home from school with COVID-19 symptoms a letter will be given to the parent(s) explaining when the student may return to school.
    • If a staff member is sent home from school with COVID-19 symptoms, they will be given a letter explaining when he/she can return to school.
    • The sick clinic (isolation room) will be disinfected between each use.
    • School nurse will wear a surgical mask, clear face shield, gloves, and gown (if appropriate) while caring for students; following DHEC and CDC guidance.
    • Nurses will follow CDC and DHEC guidance with regards to wearing a N95 mask while performing necessary treatments such as tracheal suctioning and necessary nebulizer treatments.
    • Nurses will be fit tested for a N95 mask if needed and follow the district’s Respiratory Protection Program.