Coronavirus Updates

As of February 21, 2022:

Masks are be optional for students. 

As of March 15, 2022:

Masks are optional faculty/staff and campus visitors.

Student Health and Attendance Policies

List of 5 items.

  • Daily Self Screening 

    To maintain a safe and healthy environment prior to the start of the school day, a Daily Health Screening will need to be completed by 7:30 a.m. each day using the RUVNA web app. Students and parents will receive a link via text message and email each morning, and the app will display a QR code upon successful completion. Parents should talk to their children about the screening symptoms and make sure the screening is completed with approval to come to school.  Students will be asked upon arrival to show the QR code for that specific day before entry on campus.

    Covid-19 related symptoms may include the onset of NEW and UNEXPLAINED symptoms:
    • Fever of 100° F or greater
    • Chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty of breathing
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache 
    • Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    • Sudden loss of taste or smell
    • Congestion or runny nose 
    • Exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (Close Contact) 
  • Responding to COVID-19 Symptoms and/or Exposure

    If any new or unusual symptoms for the child keep them home and contact your healthcare provider. Follow the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Algorithm for evaluating a child with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. If the symptoms are usual for the child (such as allergies, migraines, asthma) or caused by a known diagnosis (such as ear infection, strep throat), seek care as usual and follow the Trinity sick policy (see below) for specific diagnosis or symptoms on when to return to school. Stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications if fever is present. 

    Known exposure and/or a positive case of COVID-19 of students, household members or employees must be reported to the school. The school will reach out to the VDH for further guidance, with each situation being evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

    If you think you have been exposed and are waiting on a COVID-19 test result you should remain home. 
  • 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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