Schalmont CSD posts sample letter sent to families of students with COVID symptoms

Schenectady County

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On Wednesday, the Schalmont Central School districted posted a sample of a letter that would be sent home to parents of sick kids who are sent home displaying coronavirus-like symptoms. It was written by the district’s school nurses and explains the symptoms, steps parents should take, and requirements for returning.

The letter says that, in order for a student to return, the state’s Department of Health requires:

  • A doctor’s note clearing them to return
  • Documentation of either
    • A negative coronavirus test
    • A doctor’s alternate diagnosis with COVID-19 not suspected
    • (A note documenting unconfirmed illness like viral upper respiratory illness (URI) or viral gastroenteritis is not enough)
  • The student be naturally fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine)
  • Resolving symptoms

For students who are COVID-positive, or who did not get a COVID test, doctor’s visit, and/or alternate diagnosis, students must:

  • Stay home for at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms
  • Receive a letter of release from isolation from the local health department
  • Be naturally fever-free for 72 hours (without fever-reducing medicine)
  • Resolving symptoms

County-by-county Coronavirus Tracker
COVID-19 Resources
Reopening New York
More Coronavirus Coverage from News10


LATEST STORIES

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Click Below to set up your cable box

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link
Early Voting Locations

Coronavirus Outbreak

More Coronavirus Outbreak

Classroom Progress Report

More Classroom Progress Report