What will happen with students who are sent to the nurse with fevers or other COVID-19 symptoms?
If a student or employee at school reports symptoms of COVID-19, they will be required to leave promptly. Parents will be contacted, and students will remain isolated in a designated room until they can be picked up. They will be advised to consult with their personal doctor to obtain a COVID-19 test.
If a student comes down with a fever will they be required to get tested for COVID-19?
For students who need to stay home or who are sent home due to COVID-19 related symptoms, their parents will receive instructions from school personnel on what they need to do in order to return to school and when. In some cases, this may include a student getting a COVID-19 test or seeing a physician. In other cases, it may include staying home in quarantine for a defined time period. We will rely upon guidelines from medical professionals and public health officials to make these determinations.
How will students be monitored for symptoms?
Parents are required to sign a form that will be included in Back to School Packets guaranteeing that they will monitor their students’ symptoms and temperatures daily before they leave for school. Employees are required to do the same. The information gathered by the school will be treated with the proper privacy and confidentiality restrictions which apply to all student health information required by the school.
Will students have their temperature taken daily at school?
CMH reserves the right to randomly check temperatures throughout the day or on demand if symptoms are identified.
How will I be notified if my child has been exposed to COVID-19?
If a member of our community tests positive for COVID-19, school officials will communicate depending on the specifics of the situation. Privacy considerations, as well as the health and safety of the entire school community, will be considered. Depending on the situation, we may need to inform the entire community, but we also may not. We will make these decisions in consultation with local health officials and with our administration.
How will contact tracing be conducted?
If a member of the CMH community tests positive for COVID-19, the medical center conducting the test will notify the local health department, who will notify the person and Catholic Memorial High School. Local health officials will carry out contact tracing procedures with cooperation from CMH administration.
Will my child be required to quarantine if they are exposed to COVID-19?
For anyone in close contact with an infected person, the CDC is requiring a 14-day quarantine period, whether symptomatic or not. (See Academics Technology section for information on our remote learning capabilities for students who are feeling well enough to maintain their studies.) The Waukesha County Health Department will notify those who have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive.
What is considered "close contact"?
Waukesha County Health Department defines “close contact” as having been less than 6 feet away from an infected person for 15+ minutes.