COVID EXPOSURE, QUARANTINES & POSITIVE CASES: WHAT TO DO?
If your student has been around someone within 6 feet for 15 min. or more, who tested positive for Covid:
- They must stay home for 10 days after the last day of exposure.
- If your child was exposed AT SCHOOL, AND if both parties were wearing masks at time of exposure, AND they show no symptoms, they may get tested on day 7 (day 1 is the day AFTER they were exposed). If they test negative, they may return to school after that time.
- Please let the school office know.
If your student OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD has been tested for Covid:
- Please keep them home until you find out the test results.
- If they test positive, they must quarantine for 10 days, with the first day of quarantine starting the day AFTER symptoms began. They may not return to school until their symptoms have improved, have had no fever for 24 hours without medication, and it has been at least 10 days.
- Please let the school office know ASAP.
If someone in your household has tested positive for Covid:
- Your child must stay home for 10 days after the last day they’ve been around that person. If they start showing symptoms, please get them tested, and you can follow instructions above.
- Please let the school office know ASAP.
- If you are able to isolate the positive case from the rest of the household (no shared spaces, ie: kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom), then day 1 of quarantine is the day AFTER the last day of exposure to the positive person. If you are unable to isolate the person, then the 10 day quarantine begins the first day AFTER the positive person’s 10 days of illness.
If you have any questions regarding symptoms, please read the attached letter COVID-District letter from the Salt Lake County Health Department. Please call us at 801-254-0737 with any questions. We are always willing to help you navigate any situation.
So You've Been Asked to Quarantine
So you’ve been asked to quarantine … We want to make sure that you stay healthy and happy during your time away from school. Here are a few ideas that will help you maintain wellness and increase your happiness.
● Find ways to connect with others: make phone calls to relatives, write cards/letters to friends, serve someone else while maintaining appropriate distance and staying home by pulling weeds, making a treat, sending a thank you card, doing a household chore, or something else you come up with.
● Take care of your body: get dressed, take a bath or shower, brush your teeth, eat regularly, drink water ● Stay active: move your body, exercise, and take breaks to walk outside or around your house (like you would do at school between classes, at recess, or during lunch) ● Get outside: spend some time in the sun every day ● Sleep 8-12 hours per night and turn off screens an hour before bedtime to help relax your mind.
● Stick to a schedule and make time for schoolwork: continue to sleep, wake up, eat, and work at similar times as if you are still going to school in person.
● Create something new: poem, picture, music, jewelry, dance, or craft ● Learn something new: read about a topic, try a recipe, learn about a musical instrument, or something else that interests you! ● Hunt the good: look for things each day that were good and try writing them down in a gratitude journal and/or try sharing it with someone else, you could text it to a friend or family member.
● Reach out if you are feeling sad, can’t sleep, feel anxious, or feel lonely: call your school, text through SafeUT, or text “home” to 741741, you can also call 801-587-3000 24/7 for help. Who else could you reach out to? List them here: Also, you are an expert on your own wellness, what other ideas do you have that could help you feel beer? For more ideas visit wellness.jordandistrict.org.
Symptom Self Checklist- School students and employees must undergo a symptom check prior to coming to school. Please check your symptoms at home. If you answer yes to any of the below questions you must stay home.
Student Affirmation Provided by Utah State Board of Education- It is important to anyone showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 not come to the school. This applies to students, parents, school employees, or any visitors.
How to Make a Cloth Face Covering (CDC recommendations): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-make-cloth-face-covering.html
How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering (CDC recommendations): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html