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When should my child stay home from school?

November 10, 2021


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When students will be sent home Revised 11/9/21

Students and staff should not go to school or any school related activities or sports if they are having symptoms of COVID-19 OR if they are waiting for their COVID-19 test results. If students have the following symptoms at school, they will be sent home.

Symptoms that exclude child from school:

● Fever of 100.4 or greater

● New onset cough/worsening cough

● Loss of taste or smell

● Extreme fatigue (feeling tired/weakness)

● Student is waiting for their COVID-19 Test Results


These symptoms are subject to change If a student is sent home for the above symptoms, they will be required to do a 10 day quarantine OR they can return with a note from a healthcare provider clearing them to return OR proof of a negative COVID test. If they do not have a health care provider, they may contact the Lenawee County Health Department at 517-264-5226 option 5 to speak to a public health nurse.

If the findings from the health care provider and testing find: Child/Staff has symptoms of COVID-19 and tests positive for COVID-19

● Child must stay out of school for 10 days from symptom onset and they must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Child/Staff has symptoms of COVID but no testing was done:

● Child must stay out of school for 10 days from symptoms onset or can return with a note from a healthcare provider. Child/Staff has symptoms of COVID-19 and tests negative:

● They may return as long as they have been fever free for 24 hours. Child/Staff has been exposed to COVID-19 but has no symptoms:

● Child must complete full quarantine regardless if they have symptoms or not. The exception to this rule is the option to get a negative COVID test on either day 6 or day 7 of a quarantine to return on day 8. Home tests will not be accepted. Parents must make personal contact with the school on all the above scenarios and provide written documents from a health care provider before a student will be allowed to return to class.