FUSD School Day Protocols
If a student is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, staff should communicate with the parent/guardian and refer to the student’s health history form and/or emergency card to identify if the student has a history of allergies or asthma. Any students or staff exhibiting symptoms should immediately be required to wear a face covering and be required to wait in an isolation area, monitor students throughout the day for signs of illness; send home students and staff with a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough or other COVID-19 like symptoms.
● Follow established procedures for notifying parent/guardian for pick up when an
individual is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms including:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
For serious injury or illness, call 9-1-1 without delay. Seek medical attention if COVID-19 symptoms become severe, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Notify local health officials, staff and all families immediately of any positive case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality as required by state and federal laws. Additional guidance can be found through the CDC guidelines.
● Close off areas used by any sick person, clean and disinfect after the student/staff has left. Ensure a safe and correct application of disinfectants using personal protective equipment and ventilation recommended for cleaning.
● Advise Parents/Guardian of symptomatic students not to return until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation, including 3 days with no fever, symptoms have improved and 10 days since symptoms first appeared.
How will the school or district notify us if our children have had direct exposure to COVID-19?
The school and/or district will contact parents/guardians if we become aware of any direct or in-direct COVID-19 exposure to students. Please note that HIPAA, FERPA, and ADA regulations limit the details we can provide. Following state and local health agency guidelines, any student or staff member with direct exposure is required to quarantine, per CDC guidelines.
How is direct and in-direct contact defined?
Direct contact is defined as being within 6’ of someone who has tested positive for 15 minutes (consecutively) or longer, with or without a mask. Indirect contact is defined as being within 6’ of someone who has tested positive for less than 10 minutes (we are also notifying those that were in the same classroom, regardless of how close). These guidelines are defined by the Arizona Department of Health Services.