Before parents/guardians allow their child to leave the house, they must screen their child, take their temperature to ensure it is below 100 degrees, and be able to answer “no” to all four screening questions listed below:
1) Has your child tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, OR are you still waiting for the result of a COVID-19 test?
2) In the last 14 days, has your child traveled internationally to a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice country; or traveled to a state or territory on the NYS Travel Advisory List
3) Has your child been designated a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 by a local health department?
4) Does your child currently have (or has had in the last 10 days) one or more of these new or worsening symptoms?
- A temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Feel feverish or have chills
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Muscle pain or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Fatigue/feeling of tiredness
- Nasal congestion/runny nose
- Sore Throat
PLEASE SCREEN YOUR CHILD BEFORE SENDING THEM TO SCHOOL EVERY MORNING.
IF YOUR CHILD IS WAITING FOR THE BUS OR BEING DROPPED OFF AT SCHOOL, YOU HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THE ANSWER TO EACH OF THE FOUR QUESTIONS ABOVE IS “NO” AND THAT THEY DO NOT PRESENT WITH A FEVER OF 100 DEGREES OR HIGHER.
Please Note: School screeners will also be required to take students’ temperatures before entering a bus or entering school if dropped off. The school screener’s temperature reading for each student is the reading that RCS must go by. The screener will take an additional reading if the student presents with a temperature of 100 or higher to ensure accuracy.