Coronavirus Updates

Masks are optional for students, faculty/staff and campus visitors. 

Student Health and Attendance Policies

List of 4 items.

  • Responding to COVID-19 Symptoms and/or Exposure


    SYMPTOMATIC: remain home. Undergo testing and/or reach out to a healthcare provider.
    POSITIVE TEST: stay home for 5 days. Day 0 is the day symptoms began. May return to school on Day 6 if asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving and have been fever free for 24 hrs without fever reducing medication. Day 6 through Day 10 wear a mask while indoors. 

    EXPOSURE: (regardless of vaccination status) Quarantine is no longer recommended for K-12 schools. As long as they remain asymptomatic, students can continue to attend school. Individuals may mask indoors around others for 10 days after exposure if they choose and consider testing 5 days after an exposure (or sooner, if symptomatic).
  • COVID-19 Resources from the Virginia Department of Health

  • When to Keep Your Student Home (Sick Policy)

    If your student has the following symptoms, please do not send them to school:
    • Temperature 100 or greater, student should be fever free without fever reducing medications (Tylenol, Advil) for 24 hours before returning to school.
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea within the previous 24 hours
    • Pink eye/conjunctivitis while symptomatic (redness, itchy eye, drainage) or until 24 hours of antibiotic treatment.
    • Strep throat while symptomatic ( sore throat, redness, possible fever, nausea, headache) or until 24 hours of antibiotic treatment.
    • Flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue, headache, chills, body aches)
    • Undiagnosed rash or open lesions on the skin.
    • Notify attendance if your student is absent due to illness or communicable disease (such as influenza, strep throat, pink eye)
  • Nurse’s Office Contact Info

    Suzanne Winefordner, R.N.

Preventing Illness

Public health officials recommend the following steps people should take to reduce their risk of getting and spreading any viral respiratory infections. These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.

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