The guidance in the toolkit will be adjusted over the coming weeks based on feedback and the evolving situation with COVID-19.
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Care for Staff and Students Who Become Ill at School
Care for Staff and Students Who Become Ill at School: PHO 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.
- Identify an isolation room or area to separate anyone who exhibits COVID-like symptoms. School nurses and other healthcare providers should use Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions when caring for sick people. See: What Healthcare Personnel Should Know About Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection.
- CDPHE is creating a tool for schools/districts to monitor and track trends to support public health efforts. FERPA Guidance - CDPHE is creating a tool for schools/districts to monitor and track trends to support public health efforts.
- Identify a separate space for those with injuries/illnesses or daily routine health services, such as medication administration, with "Non-COVID-19-like" symptoms