Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All information has been provided by the CDC, State of Michigan, and Kent County Health Department, and Spectrum Health. For more information, as well as the most up to date information, please visit their respective links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/

https://www.accesskent.com/Health/coronavirus.htm

https://www.accesskent.com/Health/CommDisease/school_daycare.htm

https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/school-resources

What to do if your child is sick...

Please stay home and contact your healthcare provider if you child has ONE of the following:

  • Fever
  • Loss of taste or smell

Or TWO of the following:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose

If your child's provider orders a COVID test, please call the school and inform them. Let the school know the results of your test. 

If your child's COVID test is Negative:

  • Your  child may return to school when they are fever free for 24 hours and no longer feel ill. (Please see school handbook for greater detail).

If your child's COVID test is Positive:

  • Follow Kent County Health Department Guidelines, which include:
    • "Stay home in isolation. You no longer need to isolate after 10 days from the onset of symptoms AND at least 24 hours of no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND symptoms have significantly improved."

If your child's provider does not order a COVID test and diagnoses your child with something else from his or her symptoms:

  • Please provide the school with that documentation
  • Your  child may return to school when they are fever free for 24 hours and no longer feel ill. (Please see school handbook for greater detail).

 

for greater detail, please see Kent County Health Department decision trees below.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Videos

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