When to Stay Home

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When should my child stay home from school?

COVID-19  HOTLINE 608-829-9018   

Email covid19@mcpasd.k12.wi.us

 

Your child should stay home if they:

  • have tested positive for COVID-19
  • show symptoms of COVID-19
  • have been identified as a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19
  • may have been exposed to COVID-19
  • are waiting to get tested, or waiting for COVID-19 test results
 

Your child should stay home if they ar ill and have symptoms above their normal baseline:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
 
• Congestion or runny nose
• Fever 100.0F or above/chills
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Headache
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Sore throat
 

 

Any ONE BLUE symptom or TWO RED symptoms in considered “Covid Suspect” and students will need to follow normal MCPASD Illness Guidelines for return to school.
 
Any ONE RED symptom would follow MCPASD Illness Guidelines  and may return to school when symptom resolved and they have been fever-free without fever-reduction medication, vomiting or diarrhea for
at least 24 hours.
 

Please stay home

  • Contact your physician for next steps and see page 2 for further instructions. 
     
  • Call the District COVID Hotline 608-829-9018 or email covid19@mcpasd.k12.wi.us  if your child’s absence is related to a positive COVID test or exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID.
    • Report ALL symptoms they are having.
       
    • Report if your child to too ill to attend virtual instruction.
       
All notes from medical providers OR proof of Negative COVID tests must be forwarded to your child’s Health Room before your child’s re-entry into the building.
 
MCPASD works with Public Health Madison Dane County and follows their guidelines. PHMDC contact information: publichealthmdc.com/  608-266-4821
 
Please see MCPASD Health Services webpage for additional information regarding normal Illness guidelines: 
 
 

When can my student return to face-to-face instruction?

If your child Is diagnosed with COVID-19 and showing symptoms:

Your child may return to face-t0-face instruction:
 
If your child:  Your child may return to face-to-face instruction:
 
Is diagnosed with
COVID-19 and
showing symptoms
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND
  • No fever (100.0 F or greater) in at least 24 hours without using any medication to lower fever
  • AND there are improvement in symptoms
  • Follow any other guidelines given to you from the Health Department
  •  ***Household siblings stay home to quarantine
Tested positive for
COVID-19 and not
showing symptoms
  •  10 days after the positive COVID-19 test.
  •  Follow any other guidelines given to you from the Health Department
  •  ***Household siblings stay home to quarantine
 
Meets symptom
criteria for COVID
suspect but did not
get tested
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND No fever (100.4F or greater) in at least 24 hours without using any medication to lower fever AND improvement in symptoms OR Healthcare provider note indicating child was assessed and COVID-19 has been ruled out or alternative diagnosis is provided (only applicable if not identified as a close contact)
  •  Medical Provider note must be given to Health Room prior to re-entry to class
  •  ***Household siblings stay home if ill student has known exposure to COVID
  •  ***Household siblings come to school if ill student has no known exposure to COVID
 
Meets symptom
criteria for COVID
suspect but tested
negative for
COVID-19
  • Stay home until feeling better and have not had a fever for 24 hours without using any 
  • medication to reduce fever.
  •  Proof of the negative test must be given to the Health Room before re-entry to school only applicable if not identified as a close contact
  •  ***Household siblings stay home if ill student has known exposure to COVID
  •  ***Household siblings come to school if ill student has no known exposure to COVID
Was exposed to
someone with
COVID-19
  • After 10 days from the last possible exposure (After 10 days from the last possible exposure, but continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days).
  •  ***Household siblings stay home if exposed student has symptoms
  •  ***Household siblings come to school if exposed student is without symptom
 
 
 
If your child tests positive for COVID-19 and has attended face-to-face instruction or been on a District campus within two days of when symptoms first started, please contact the District COVID Hotline (608-829-9018) or email us at covid19@mcpasd.k12.wi.us.
 
All notes from medical providers OR proof of Negative COVID tests must be forwarded to your child’s Health Room before your child’s re-entry into the building.
 
 
Download "When Should I Stay Home" Flyers

MCPASD COVID Health Flyer.pdf Covidflyer_Spanish.pdf