School Isolation Room Guidelines
Staff or students that present with symptoms of communicable disease while at school will be evaluated by the school nurse. These individuals are familiar with:
- How disease spreads
- How to identify disease symptoms
- How to protect themselves
- Environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures
- When to contact medical services
Student Isolation Checklist
- If symptomatic, staff/student should be placed in a controlled room with the door closed. They should have access to a dedicated bathroom.
- Anyone entering designated rooms must use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Parents or guardians of a symptomatic student are to be notified immediately of their child’s status and should be asked to remove the student from premises.
- As a measure to limit exposure the principal has designated isolation rooms within the facility to hold known and suspected staff/student cases separately, when possible.
- Staff/students with underlying health conditions should not be held in the same room as someone showing signs of coronavirus symptoms.
- Staff/students should follow basic infection control practices at all times (e.g., hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting shared equipment).
- Affected staff/students should wear a facemask to contain secretions while in isolation. If a facemask cannot be tolerated or one is not available, they should use tissues to cover their mouth and nose.
- Once symptomatic staff/students have vacated the room, custodians should wear proper PPE (facemask, face shield, gown, and gloves) before entering and cleaning.
As our mitigation efforts continue to evolve, we will continue to follow guidelines issued by healthcare and government officials, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).