Students who have a fever of 100° or greater cannot return to school until 24 hours after the fever has left and they no longer need medication to keep the temperature down.
Students and staff with confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate at home until they have met criteria for return:COVID-19 Isolation Guidelines.
School health offices have separate, dedicated spaces for the care of students who become ill at school.
Testing for COVID-19 when you're feeling sick or after close contact exposure will continue to be an important preventive measure, with many convenient testing options available for students and families.
All Westonka schools have free at-home COVID-19 test kits available for students and staff through the school health offices.
Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Test: Families and staff are asked to contact the school health office if a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. They will be asked to provide a positive test result. Families can also report a positive case in Skyward Family Access.
Students and staff will be encouraged to practice personal health hygiene, including covering their cough and washing their hands.
Schools will ensure the availability of appropriate supplies to support healthy hygiene behaviors, including hand sanitizer, face masks, soap and disinfectant wipes.
Masks & Face Coverings
Masks are not universally required in Westonka school buildings; however, they are required in some instances following COVID-19 illness: COVID-19 Isolation Guidelines
All schools have free face masks available for students and staff.
COVID-19 vaccines are available for individuals 6 months old and up. Information about COVID-19 vaccination is available through the Minnesota Department of Health. Families should consult with their medical provider.
Proof of vaccination will not be required of students to attend school.
The district is committed to protecting the privacy of students and staff and will not ask individuals to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status to their fellow students, teachers or coworkers.