Covid 19

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q's)

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People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, headache, fatigue, nausea and diarrhea. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
“Without symptoms.” During this pandemic, we have seen that people without symptoms can spread the coronavirus infection to others.
Keep your child at home if they are showing any kind of symptoms of a cold, allergies or the flu. Report these symptoms to the school nurse as well as your child’s teacher. They will instruct you on what to do.
Yes. Masks are required to be worn on campus and on the bus.
In addition to requiring masks, we administer temperature checks at the front entrance and before boarding the bus. Enhanced air filtration has been installed in the HVAC system campus-wide. Each classroom is equipped with a freestanding air purifier. Hand sanitizer stations and hygiene supplies are positioned throughout the campus. School gatherings (such as lunch time, assemblies, events) are limited and modified to observe social distancing.
SBH staff are required to be vaccinated. Medical or religious exemptions are discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Unvaccinated staff – including vendors/contractors – must test for COVID each week.
Many local pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens), health centers (Vidant Healthplex) and the Darden Alumni Center (1600 Lipscomb Rd) offer free COVID testing. Some accept walk-ins and others require an appointment. Contact those locations for details.
No. SBH only accepts results from a PCR test.
Notifying people who have come in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and helping them determine what steps to take. Follow-up may include testing, quarantine, and wearing an N95 mask. Contract tracing helps slow the spread of COVID-19.
Someone who was less than 3 feet away from an infected person for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
Contact the school nurse immediately (ksmith@sallieb.net and tfoster@sallieb.net). DO NOT send your child to school before you speak with the school nurse. The nurses will advise you on what to do next.
This answer depends on whether the child was exposed to a COVID-positive individual that lives inside or outside the home. Asymptomatic and vaccinated students who come in close contact with a COVID-positive individual outside of the home can remain in school for 5 days wearing an N95 mask. That student will test on Day 5 and return to school wearing an N95 mask until results are received. If the test results are negative, the student will remain in school and may continue to wear an N95 mask or a disposable mask. If the results are positive, the student will quarantine at home and wait 3 days after the date of receiving the results and retest. If those results are negative, the student may return to school. If the student is still positive and asymptomatic, they will be evaluated by the nurse prior to returning to class. Asymptomatic vaccinated students that are in the same household as the COVID-positive individual are required to quarantine for 10 days and test on the 6th day. Email those results to the nursing staff at ksmith@sallieb.net and tfoster@sallieb.net. If those results are negative, the student may return to school on Day 11. If the student is still positive and asymptomatic, he or she will be evaluated by the nurse on Day 11 prior to returning to class.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, most commonly has an incubation period of five days. Many people who contract the virus will show symptoms within 5 days. Those who don’t show any symptoms may still be carrying the virus. By setting 10 days for self-quarantine, we are allowing time for people to be certain they haven’t been infected and can’t spread the virus to others.
Unvaccinated asymptomatic students exposed to a COVID-positive individual outside of the home are required to quarantine at home and test on Day 7. Email those results to the nursing staff: ksmith@sallieb.net and tfoster@sallieb.net. If the student is negative, he or she may return to school. If the student is positive and still asymptomatic, he or she will be evaluated by the nurse and advised on further instructions. Unvaccinated asymptomatic students exposed to a COVID-positive individual who lives inside the home are required to quarantine at home and test on Day 7. ​The student will test again no sooner than 3 days after the date of receiving the results of the first test. (Example: if you test on 1/10/22 and receive results on 1/12/22, you will test again on 1/15/22). Email those results to the nursing staff and await their instructions.
Unvaccinated symptomatic students exposed to a COVID-positive individual insider or outside the home are required to quarantine for 14 days. During quarantine, the student will test twice to ensure they do not convert to COVID-positive. (NOTE: the dates of testing will depend on the date the symptoms started or the date the COVID individual tested positive).

Vaccinated symptomatic students exposed to a COVID-positive individual inside or outside the home are required to quarantine at home and test on Day 7. Email their results to the nursing staff: ksmith@sallieb.net and tfoster@sallieb.net. If the student is still symptomatic on Day 10, the student will remain at home until symptom-free. Please keep the nursing staff updated via email or phone

Yes, but parents must adhere to the dates recommended by the school nurses for quarantining, COVID-testing, and returning to school. Not following those dates may result in unexcused absences.
Teachers will assign work in Google Classroom or other educational programs. Some teachers may offer instruction via Zoom or provide video lessons for students to view. It is the parent’s and student’s responsibility to stay in communication with the teachers to avoid missing school work.
Email COVID test results to the nurse staff: ksmith@sallieb.net and tfoster@sallieb.net.
The decision to vaccinate your child should be discussed with your primary care physician first.
Follow the date provided by the school nurse. These dates are based on the specific circumstances involving your COVID case.
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