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ICJA COVID GUIDELINES

  1. The first and most important rule: if you have any COVID-like symptoms (Fever, Loss of Taste or Smell, Trouble breathing, Sore throat, Diarrhea – if new and no other cause, Cough) STAY HOME. But not just that, household members must also STAY HOME.
  2. Call the school as soon as possible so that we can arrange for you (and your siblings) to attend remotely. It’s also a good idea to reach out directly to your teachers to let them know as well.
  3. Please speak with your doctor and follow his/her directions. In addition, our policies are as follows:

a. If your doctor provides an alternative diagnosis (i.e., it’s just the flu), STAY HOME until you are fever-free for 24 hours, and any respiratory issues are improved. Household members can return immediately. But, you may not return to school without a doctor’s note from your primary care physician.

b. If you were tested with a PCR test for COVID and the results were negative – STAY HOME until you are fever-free for 24 hours and any respiratory issues are improved. However, after the negative test results, Household members can return immediately.

c. If you were tested for COVID and the results were, G-d forbid, positive – immediately contact your local Department of Health for further instructions. Let the school know, and STAY HOME in quarantine, until at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms, and 3 days without fever and improved respiratory symptoms. Household members must be in quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure to you.

d. If you were NOT tested and there is no alternative diagnosis, STAY HOME for at least 10 days from symptom onset and at least 3 days after fever resolution (if present) and improved respiratory symptoms. Household members must also stay home for the same period of time.

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