Logan Sick Policy and Covid Protocols

August 30, 2022

TheCDPHE released its updated guidance for school operations on 8/11/22. Please see below for Logan’s related policies.

Logan’s Sick/Exclusion Policy

Logan references the CDPHE “How Sick is Too Sick” guide to determine when students and staff are too sick to be in school. There are a few key reasons for keeping a sick student or staff member home:

  1. Sick people are at risk of infecting others with COVID-19 or another contagious illness, when symptoms are present.
  2. The individual does not feel well enough to participate in the scheduled / usual activities.
  3. A child needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.
  4. The student has an illness that is on this list, and staying home is required.

If a student or staff member develops symptoms of illness while at school, families will be contacted and may be asked to come pick up their child. If a staff member develops symptoms of illness while at school, they will be asked to go home.

COVID Case Reporting and Communication

  • Colorado law requires that schools and childcare facilities continue to report single positive COVID-19 cases to their local health departments within 24 hrs.
  • When a student or staff member tests positive for COVID, Logan will notify the individual classroom and follow up with a notification to all families and staff members. We are not allowed to disclose any information to classes or individuals that might identify the person who has tested positive.
  • We will notify staff, students, and parents when COVID cases, other illnesses, or absenteeism are increasing and when we are deemed by public health to need additional mitigation practices so that our community members can make informed decisions to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Masks

  • Masks continue to provide a strong layer of protection from the transmission of illness and we encourage anyone who would prefer to wear a mask to do so.
  • If a student or staff member tested positive for COVID and is returning to school after 5 days of isolation, they will be asked to wear a mask for days 6-10.

Testing Positive for COVID

  • Who do I inform if my child tests positive for COVID? We request that families call Roxy/the front desk (303-340-2444) to report a positive COVID test result.
  • Individuals may end isolation after day 5 if they have been fever free without medication for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving. They should also continue to wear a mask through days 6-10 while at school or around others.

Classroom Exposures/Quarantine

  • Quarantine will not be required for routine classroom exposures.
  • We will evaluate any quarantine recommendation in consultation with public health.

Household exposures/quarantine:

  • We will not require household members to quarantine/stay home from school if someone in their house is ill with COVID or another illness.
  • If any symptoms of respiratory illness develop as a result of a known household or other exposure incident, the school will request that your child be tested and stay home until symptoms are improving, regardless of the test result.
  • Families may make a decision to voluntarily quarantine for household exposure based on the individual's ability to isolate within the home as well as their vaccination or previous infection status.

In-School Testing

  • We have enrolled in the weekly screening testing program. The start date and schedule for testing is 9/12/22 and will take place each Monday that school is in session thereafter.
  • We will test classes the morning of departure for fall overnight trips; students who test positive will need to stay home from the trip. We will evaluate testing before overnight trips again in the spring.

We will work with public health to determine the need for added temporary mitigation measures to slow transmission when necessary.

Any updates to the above policies and practices will be sent in writing.  

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