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From the Nurse's Office
From the Nurse's Office
Thursday, October 29, 2020

From the Nurse’s Office:

  1. If family members experience a single symptom such as a headache or low grade fever please do not dismiss it as insignificant.  Some positive COVID cases have been reported with just one symptom that lasts one or two days but the person is still contagious.

  2. If a member of the household (parent, child or anyone else living in the house) is awaiting COVID test results and took the test because of a close contact exposure or because they, themselves are symptomatic PLEASE do not send your child to school.  They should stay home until the testing is complete and results are received.  All are welcomed back if the test is negative.

  3. The presence of allergens in the air will be decreasing as the colder weather becomes more prevalent.  Please be aware that the “allergen like” symptoms you experience may be COVID related and need to be attended to.

  4. To reach the school nurse directly with any health related questions or concerns please call the following:

  • Field Park School Nurse’s Office  708-485-3840

  • Forest Hills School Nurse’s Office 708-485-5191

  • Laidlaw School Nurse’s Office       708-485-4384

  • McClure Junior High School Nurse’s Office 708-485-2277 

      5. If your child is quarantined due to close contact exposure and while in        

quarantine, becomes symptomatic, please let your school nurse know as 

soon as possible.  This information may affect contact tracing. 

      6. It is recommended to wash face masks daily to remove any bacteria.

      7. If someone is a close contact to a confirmed case, documentation of a 

negative PCR COVID -19 test result is needed.

      8. Recommended testing time for all close contacts who remain   

asymptomatic is between 5-9 days after exposure to a positive case.

      9. Guide to Differentiating Symptoms:  COVID-19 - CDC