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Routine Questions Can Help Us Catch Early Issues
While the questions we ask every student (and adult!) who comes on site may have become "routine," it is critical that families to please keep these in mind before coming to school. This is necessary so we can continue to operate without interruption. If necessary, please always err on the side of caution . . . even if it causes you some inconvenience for the day. Please keep the need of greater good of paramount importance.
Stay Home If..
Stay at home if your child has any of these symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, flu-like symptoms, nausea, diarrhea, loss of smell and taste.
If your child has any of these symptoms, consult your child's doctor and if recommended, get a COVID test. Reminder: these tests are FREE at Roosevelt Heath Clinic for all children in Multnomah County.
Follow These Guidelines
If your child has a positive COVID test, please follow all of the recommendations of your child's doctor and the Multnomah County Health Department regarding self-quarantine.
If your child has a negative test BUT has been in close contact with a confirmed COVID case, your child needs to remain in quarantine at home and, if possible, no contact with the confirmed COVID case.
If your child has a negative test, the symptoms are gone AND your child has not had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID, your child will be able to return to school
If you are unsure, please feel free to contact Julie Johnson at 503-289-3010. As stated earlier, please err on the side of caution and put the greater good first.
The Common Cold Vs. Covid
Looking at the types of symptoms, close contact, and testing are some of the key factors in determining COVID vs. the common cold. And knowing this information it can still be difficult to differentiate. In this case it is important to determine if close contact is possible such as family, friends, or anyone else the student came into contact with has COVID.
If the student is having symptoms associated with COVID AND had close contact, then this would be treated as a presumptive case, same as if they have tested positive.
The student would then isolate for at least 10 days at home and return to school when symptoms are improving and the student has not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of a fever reducing medication.