St. Patrick Health Policy
Students are to be excluded from school if they have a cough that can’t be subdued with cough suppressants, a fever (100.4 or higher), or any orally communicable condition such as vomiting, diarrhea, ringworm, pink eye, etc. If a child becomes ill with an uncontrollable cough, fever, vomiting, or diarrhea while in the care of the school or extended care program, parents or emergency contacts will be called to come and pick up the child. Children must be symptom free for 24 hours from before returning to school. As with anytime your child is not going to be at school, we ask that you call and notify us before 9:00am if they are ill.
If your child was in contact with someone with the symptoms above or any viral infection such as flu or covid, we ask that:
*Exposed students who remain symptom free may continue to attend in-person school as long as they remain symptom free
*Exposed students who develop symptoms, will be asked remain at home until they are symptom free
Covid Positive Students
For students who test positive, a 5-day home isolation will be completed with Day 1 being either the first day of symptoms or the date of testing if asymptomatic. A student may return on Day 6 if symptom free.
This plan will be updated as needed based on the health needs of our school community.
COVID Vaccination Policy
The Diocese of Lincoln does not require anyone to receive the COVID vaccination. We understand this is a personal, medical decision. Nor does the diocese require anyone to disclose whether one has received a COVID vaccination. As in the past, our plans are subject to change based on circumstances as they arise.
COVID Testing Resources – CLICK HERE