Posted Date: 04/11/2022
At the April 11th USD #244 Board of Education meeting, our current health and absence guidelines were discussed. These guidelines were last revised and implemented in January, 2022 to deal with COVID health issues. These guidelines had input from the Board of Education, community COVID advisory committee, administrators, school nursing staff, Coffey County Health Department staff, and Coffey County Chief Health Officer (Dr. Jeff Sloyer).
Based on information collected over the past six weeks, we have decided to return to pre-COVID health protocol in our district. This information was discussed and shared with the same group listed in the previous paragraph. Below in bold, is our pre-COVID protocol. USD #244 will not be antigen testing at this time.
Students should stay home if you are showing any signs of fever (100 degrees or greater), earache, diarrhea, sore throat, nausea, rash, cough, headache, runny nose, or pink/watery eye(s). Students that stay home due to a fever or are sent home from school because of a fever should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication (per the flu guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The schools do not diagnose disease. If your child develops any of the above symptoms after reaching school, you will be notified to come for your child as soon as possible. You may call the BES, BHS, or BMS office if you have questions.
USD #244 will continue to evaluate our student and staff health each day and make decisions as needed in the future. Our Board of Education and I want to thank everyone for their part in the successes we have had during the COVID pandemic.
USD 244 Burlington, KS