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When to Keep Your Child Home from School

The Greece Central School District is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff and their families. In recent weeks, COVID-19 infection rates have been on the rise globally. COVID-19 is a contagious virus that can closely resemble a winter cold or the flu. If your child exhibits any of the following symptoms, do not assume he or she has a cold and send them to school. These symptoms are also associated with COVID-19.

  • Fever or chills (100.0º F or greater);

  • Cough;

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;

  • Fatigue;

  • Muscle or body aches;

  • Headache;

  • New loss of taste or smell;

  • Sore throat;

  • Congestion or runny nose;

  • Nausea or vomiting; and/or

  • Diarrhea 

The best way to guard against the spread of any contagious virus is to stay home when you are sick and limit interaction with others. The school district is asking that you check your child’s temperature and screen for the symptoms of COVID-19 before sending them to school every day. If you are confused about what to do, contact the school nurse for help and guidance.

If your child is exposed to COVID-19 or contracts the virus, you will receive a call from the Monroe County Department of Public Health. In those instances, you will be required to isolate or quarantine under Public Health law. Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. Both are helpful strategies to limit the spread of this new virus. Orders to isolate or quarantine are not optional and could have medical or legal consequences if not followed.

If you have questions that are related to COVID-19, quarantine or isolation, please contact the school nurse. We're here to help you as we work collaboratively to keep our schools and community safe and healthy. Thank you for doing your part!