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Managing COVID at PRSD

Please read and be familiar with the updated guidance the state recently released.  You can find that here

  1. If exposed, no quarantine is required IF asymptomatic.  Exposed people are encouraged to mask for 10 days.  If you become symptomatic, you should remain at home and test.  If the test is negative and symptoms are mild, you may return to school.  You must be fever free 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.  
  2. If positive, a 5 day isolation is required.  Day 0 is the day of symptom onset or the day of a positive test, whichever is earlier. The student may return on day 6  if asymptomatic OR if symptoms are subsiding and the student is fever free for 24 hours.  However, they should wear a high quality mask through Day 10 if they do return. 
  3. If you are not known to have been exposed to COVID but are symptomatic and no test available or tests negative: The student may remain in school if symptoms are mild. Best practice is to wear a mask, and test again after 48 hours. 

Students who are sick (beyond very mild symptoms) are encouraged to stay home regardless of testing results.

Anyone entering the Health Office to see the nurse is still required to wear a mask per state regulation.  Please make sure your child has masks in their backpack for this purpose. 

The Pentucket Nurses will not be doing COVID testing for students this year. 

COVID Symptom Checklist

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such chronic cough)
  • Sore throat when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms