Student COVID-19 Protocol

Student COVID-19 Protocol

Health Staff Contact Information

Laurel Gretebeck, BSN, RN, NCSN; District Nurse, EC-12 608-877-5405

laurel.gretebeck@stoughton.k12.wi.us

 
Rita Ihm, High School 608-877-5664 rita.ihm@stoughton.k12.wi.us
Jodi Vogel, River Bluff Middle School 608-877-5504 jodi.vogel@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Susan Hanson, Fox Prairie

Nicole Shum, Fox Prairie
608-877-5104

susan.hanson@stoughton.k12.wi.us

nicole.shum@stoughton.k12.wi.us

Kim Hart, Kegonsa 608-877-5204 kim.hart@stoughton.k12.wi.us
Mindy Holverson, Sandhill 608-877-5404 mindy.holverson@stoughton.k12.wi.us

 

Additional Information

Symptoms 

  • Symptoms are considered consistent with COVID-19 when one of the symptoms marked with a (^) or two of the other symptoms are present above baseline for that individual.

    • Cough^

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing^ 

    • New loss of taste or smell^ 

    • Congestion or runny nose 

    • Fever or chills 

    • Nausea or vomiting 

    • Diarrhea 

    • Headache 

    • Fatigue 

    • Muscle or body aches 

    • Sore throat

About COVID-19 Testing

  • When a negative COVID test is required to return to school, proof of the negative test is required. You may email documentation to the health assistant at your child’s school.

  • COVID test must take place in the correct time period.

  • We strongly encourage PCR testing, will accept Rapid Antigen testing, and WILL NOT accept at-home tests.

  • When waiting for COVID-19 test results, Students are encouraged to wait at home for test results.

  • Exposure: When COVID testing is required, Student must get a COVID-19 test 5 days after exposure.

  • Symptoms: Get COVID test immediately and stay home.

Developing Symptoms

  • If Student develops symptoms, Parent should contact health assistant AND complete the Student COVID-19 Form. Health assistant will refer Parent to contact their health care provider and request testing.

Date of Last Exposure

  • Day 0 is the date of last exposure. Day 5 is when an asymptomatic individual should be tested (if protocol calls for a COVID test).

Proof of Vaccination Status or Recent COVID Diagnosis

  • Health staff verify vaccination status using WIR.

  • Proof of having COVID-19 is needed in a situation in which a COVID test would exempt them from quarantining.

Definitions

  • Quarantine: you quarantine when you might have been exposed to the virus and may or may not have been infected

  • Isolation: you isolate when you are sick (have symptoms) or when you have been infected with the virus

Who doesn’t need to quarantine? (From PHMDC)

  • The following close contacts do not need to quarantine but do need to follow other precautions outlined below. All other close contacts not included in the groups below need to quarantine as described in the quarantine section. 

    • Close contacts who were diagnosed with COVID in the 90 days before the exposure do not need to quarantine. 

    • Close contacts who’ve had COVID in the past 90 days should wear a mask in public indoor settings for 10 days and consult a health care provider about testing if they develop symptoms.  

    • Close contacts 17 years and younger who completed a COVID vaccine series two or more weeks before the exposure do not need to quarantine. These individuals should wear a mask in public indoor settings for 10 days after their exposure and get tested at least 5 days after their exposure if possible.  

    • Close contacts 18 years and older who completed a COVID vaccine series two or more weeks ago and are 1) not yet eligible for a booster dose or 2) have received a booster dose do not need to quarantine. These individuals should wear a mask in public indoor settings for 10 days after their exposure and get tested at least 5 days after their exposure if possible.