Guidance for Symptomatic Students/Staff

If a student or staff member presents to school with COVID-19 symptoms or develops
COVID-19 symptoms while at school, the individual should be sent to the office and
examined by the school nurse or site administrator. School staff should consider the
individual and any pertinent medical history which may explain the symptoms.

● Per current Edmond School policy, students exhibiting a fever of 100.0 or
greater and staff exhibiting fever of 100.4 or greater will be sent home and can
return to school after being fever free for 24 hours without the use of
medication.
● If an individual is showing at least 1 high-risk symptom, or 2 or more low-risk
symptoms and the symptom cannot be explained by other causes, the
individual will be sent home for 5-days of isolation beginning at symptom
onset. Individuals can return to the site on of after Day 6 with improving
symptoms
● Individuals that are sent home to isolate may choose to follow-up with a
medical provider. If individuals receive an alternative diagnosis ruling out
Covid-19 (I.E. Strep, Flu, Bronchitis) or receive a negative Covid-19 test result,
they may return to the site 24 hours after symptom resolution or in accordance
with existing school procedures. If choosing to return after an alternative
diagnosis or negative test result, documentation must be provided to the office
prior to or on the morning of return. No documentation is required if completing
the 5-day isolation.

Revised January 3rd, 2022

If symptoms are consistent with COVID, testing is encouraged but not required.

Positive Result for Covid-19 (Symptomatic)
● Individuals will isolate for 5-days from the start of symptom onset. May return on
or after Day 6 with improving symptoms.

Positive Result for Covid-19 (Asymptomatic)
● Individuals will isolate for 5-days from the positive test date. May return on or
after Day 6 if symptoms have not developed.

Negative Result for Covid-19
● At-home tests will not be accepted by EPS. Covid tests must be conducted at a
testing facility, doctors office, clinic or hospital.
● Symptoms are most likely from another infection. May return to the site once
symptoms have improved or resolved in accordance with existing school
policies.
● If the negative result is received from a Rapid test, and symptoms persist, a
follow-up PCR test is recommended by OCCHD to rule out Covid-19.
● If parents choose not to have their child evaluated by a healthcare provider
and/or chooses not to have their child tested for Covid-19, the student is required
to isolate at home for 5-days.
● If staff members choose not to be evaluated by a healthcare provider and/or
chooses not to be tested for Covid-19, the staff member is required to isolate at
home for 5-days and use appropriate leave.

For your convenience, our testing hub at Cross Timbers Elementary (4800 N. Kelly Avenue. Edmond, 73025) will be open from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. The hub can test for Covid, Flu, and Strep, and is for any student or their family members. All persons visiting the hub should have ID and proof of insurance.

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