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Health and Safety

health and safety

 

 

The health and safety of TCSD staff and students is paramount. Nurses and trained staff will help to educate and screen for COVID-19 symptoms. Parents are asked to take an active role in their child's health and also screen for symptoms before sending them to school.

 

If your child has a temperature of 100.4°F or higher, or displays any of the following symptoms, do not send them to school. 

  • Fever (at least 100.4°F)
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 

SYMPTOM SCREENING, QUARANTINE ROOMS

School nurses and staff will be on-site to screen students and staff who may be exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Proper protocols will be followed in the event of positive cases in schools or administrative buildings. Each TCSD building will include a designated "Quarantine Room." We ask parents and caregivers pick-up their student from the school, (or make arrangements to be picked up), within one-hour of being notified that their student is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. 

  

IDENTIFYING, REPORTING AND TRACING CASES

We request families and employees let us know if they have tested positive or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This will help us mitigate the spread within a building so we can work with the local health department, make notifications, and ensure the class/school has been properly disinfected.

 

The district will follow local, state and national guidelines for reporting individual cases of COVID-19, if detected. In coordination with the Tooele County Health Department, the school district will support contact tracing and notification while following the Health Assurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Individuals may self-disclose if they choose, however the school district is prohibited from sharing the name of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, or anyone who had exposure to the virus.

 

Notifications will come from the health department during their contact tracing interviews. If the school has been notified, a notification will also be made through a letter from the school letting staff and students know there was an individual in the building who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. If information is available the school will also notify those who may have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. 

 

Students will have assigned seating in the classroom to help with the contact tracing process. 

 

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH SUPPORTS

There are social and emotional health supports available for families and staff. For more information go to the Social and Emotional Learning Task Force webpage

Social and Emotional Resources for families, staff, and self.