ST. JOHNS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Due to the nature of communicable illnesses and during this time of COVID-19 Pandemic, in addition to symptoms of commonly occurring illnesses, any student presenting with the following symptoms will be sent to the school nurse for assessment. Parents will be contacted regarding student pick-up.
Symptom criteria from the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics states students who meet the screening criteria below should be sent home for further medical evaluation.
TWO OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- New decrease in smell or taste
OR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Fever of 100.4 or higher
- Uncontrolled cough
- Shortness of breath
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
Your child must be evaluated by a healthcare provider and must present a clearance note to return to school. Contact your healthcare provider or the Department of Health regarding your child’s symptoms.
Per CDC and AAP guidelines, if your child is not medically evaluated, he/she must remain at home for at least 10 days from the first day symptoms appeared AND 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing medications AND improvement of symptoms.
If you decide to not have your child medically evaluated and choose to keep him/her home for the 10 day recommendation, you must send a written note stating such with your child upon their return to school.
For any additional questions about your child’s care contact Department of Health, St. Johns at (904) 506-6081.