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IF YOUR CHILD HAS SYMPTOMS:

  • Report symptoms to the school nurse to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed

  • Email the school nurse if illness occurs outside of school hours

  • Communication is important to limit the spread of COVID-19

IF YOUR CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19:

  • Please notify the school nurse and teacher

  • Isolate at home for 5 days from symptom onset

  • May return to school on day 6 if fever free for 24 hours and other symptoms have improved

  • Wear a high quality, well-fitting mask through day 10

  • May discontinue wearing a mask with two consecutive negative tests on day 6 or later. Tests must be 48 hours apart.

IF YOUR CHILD IS EXPOSED TO COVID-19:

  • Please monitor your child for symptoms daily

  • Keep your child home and get tested if they are ill

  • Test for COVID-19 on day 6 if asymptomatic

  • Students and staff who are exposed to COVID-19 should wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask for 10 days after exposure

  • If living with a positive household member who is unable to isolate, re-testing on day 11 and extending mask use for 15 days after exposure is recommended

COVID-19 TESTING IN OUR SCHOOLS:

  • Test kits will be provided to families with a COVID-19 exposure upon request

  • Symptomatic children who are being sent home from school will be tested with parent permission or test kits will be provided

  • Asymptomatic testing will occur with parent permission when there is a cluster at school (5 or more cases or 20 percent of a group/class)

  • Positive results are entered into the RIDOH portal and parents will be notified

VACCINATION:

  • Vaccination remains the most powerful strategy to keep children and families healthy

  • BPS strongly encourages all eligible students, staff, and families to get vaccinated

  • Information about COVID-19 vaccines can be found HERE

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