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Care for Staff and Students Who Become Ill at School


Care for Staff and Students Who Become Ill at SchoolPHO 20-36 COVID-19 Dial- Effective March 24, 2021, and will expire 30 days.

Although caring for staff and students who become ill at school frequently occurs in schools, the information below is designed to support schools in making decisions on how to care for individuals who may exhibit COVID-like symptoms. 

Such institutions are required to work with state and local public health officials and follow case and outbreak guidance for schools when cases of COVID-19 are suspected or confirmed in students or staff to determine transmission mitigation strategies, isolation, quarantine and shifting to remote learning.



Guidance provides recommendations for “how to” implement a statute or rule. These recommendations in this toolkit are based on best practice and provide direction for how to operationalize the requirements set forth in various executive orders and public health orders. All efforts should be made to follow the recommendations when feasible.