Health Office Update: Sept 2, 2021
September 02, 2021
As we navigate the next phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is an ongoing need to be vigilant about our health and safety both at school and at home. The prevalence of the delta variant in our region means we can’t let down our guard and must stay focused on our preventative health practices. We encourage all students who are eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Covid-19 Vaccination Sites
Schedule a vaccination appointment at Kinney Drug.
Find a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Vermont Department of Health.
Register for a Covid-19 vaccination appointment through the Vermont Department of Health.
Guidance for Parents and Families
Please keep your child home if they are sick and have one or more of the following symptoms: a fever over 100, a runny nose, cough, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste/smell, muscle aches, or fatigue.
If your child has any of the above symptoms and they recover in LESS than 24 hours, they likely can come back to school without a Covid test. Check with Nurse Ellen at 785-4805 x226 or by email at the link.
If your child has any of the above symptoms for MORE than 24 hours, your child will need a negative Covid PCR test (not a rapid test) or will need to quarantine at home for 10 days before returning to school.
All students must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
If your child has an alternative diagnosis e.g. allergies, migraine, asthma contact Nurse Ellen at 785-4805 x226 or by email at the link.
Cases or Exposure on Campus
In the event of a confirmed case on campus or exposure to a person with Covid-19, we will immediately implement contact tracing protocols and reach out to parents/guardians of impacted students. We will keep the community informed when it’s appropriate to do so. We recognize that this year is not like last year: young people are far more likely to be impacted than a year ago, so we need to continue to be vigilant. If students display any symptoms of Covid-19, they will be sent home and I will communicate with families.