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Daily Monitoring of Health

(Please note that as current information becomes available this page will be updated – 08.25.2021.)

To provide the healthiest environment possible for staff and students, schools should develop a system to engage parents in the daily screening of their children to the identified possible symptoms of COVID-19.

Schools should reinforce the need to not send children to school if they are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Fever / Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle / Body Aches
  • Headache
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Congestion / Runny Nose
  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

As we learn more about this virus, we may need to alter the list by adding or subtracting symptoms.  This daily monitoring can take place in a number of methods. The schools should decide what method is best meets their specific and unique needs and infrastructure.

Schools should also monitor the health of staff and students by tracking students’ and staff’s absenteeism.  Any confirmed cases should be reported to the Health Department (with the exception of Bucks County) and to the Office of Catholic Education.

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