COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening

  • Symptom screening icon

    Before you leave the house, or send your student to school, make sure you have assessed these questions:

    • Do you have any ONE of the following symptoms?
      • Fever (temperature 100.4°F or higher) without having taken any fever reducing medications
      • Difficulty or trouble breathing
      • New cough or a cough that gets worse
      • New loss of taste or smell
    • Do you have at least TWO of the following symptoms?
      • Sore throat
      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • Chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Excessive fatigue (extreme tiredness)
      • New or severe headache
      • New nasal congestion or runny nose
    • Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with in the last 14 days, been diagnosed with COVID-19?*
    • Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official?*
    • Are you, or is any member of your household who is symptomatic (has symptoms consistent with COVID-19), currently waiting for COVID-19 test results?*

    *Quarantine exemptions outlined below for COVID-19 vaccination, or positive tests in the past 90 days.

    If you reply YES to any of the questions in the checklist, please stay home and do not come to school.

    • Contact your health care provider to determine if further action should be taken
    • Report any student absences via the school attendance line or Skyward Family Access, specifying if the absence is COVID-19 related. Our school nurses will follow up with any COVID-19 related cases.

Who Does Not Need to Quarantine?

  • If someone is vaccinated and is exposed, they do not need to quarantine if BOTH of the following are true:

    • The COVID-19 exposure was at least 14 days after their vaccination series was fully completed.
    • They do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19.

    If someone has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and is exposed again, they do not need to quarantine if ALL of the following are true:

    • Their illness was laboratory confirmed in the past 90 days.
    • They have fully recovered.
    • They do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19.

     

Symptomatic Individuals

  • COVID-19 Health Coordinator: The Westonka Public Schools COVID-19 Health Coordinator is District Nurse Kelly Mattson, BSN, RN, LSN, mattsonk@westonka.k12.mn.us, (952) 491-8104.

    Reporting Symptoms to the School: Families are asked to indicate reasons for student absence in Skyward Family Access or via the school attendance line. Parents will be asked to indicate symptoms of illness. 

    Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Test or Household Close Contact: Families and staff are asked to directly contact District Nurse Kelly Mattson if a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, or if someone in their home has COVID-19. Families can also report this in Skyward Family Access.

    Isolation Rooms: Each school has a separate, dedicated space for the care of students who are ill, while having another space to serve the general health and medication needs of students. Students will be isolated until they can be picked up.

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