Daily Health Screening
Posted on 11/30/2020
PWCS is asking all parents to answer the following questions each morning BEFORE students leave home to report to school.  By checking students for the following symptoms, as well as, considering contacts and exposure, we will reduce the risk of spreading illnesses to others.

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PWCS Daily Home Screening for Students
SECTION 1: Symptoms
If your student has any of the following symptoms, that indicate a possible illness which may decrease the
student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your student
for these symptoms:
  1.  Temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher when taken by mouth;
  2.  Sore throat;
  3. NEW uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  4. Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain;
  5. New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.
SECTION 2: Close Contact/Potential Exposure 
  1. Had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with a person with confirmed COVID-19
If my student answered yes to any question, what should I do?  

---If the student/parent/caregiver answers YES to any question in Section 1 but NO to the question in Section 2, the
student should STAY HOME until symptoms subside and would be excused from school in accordance with existing
PWCS regulations (e.g., until symptom-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications).
---If the student/parent/caregiver answers YES to any question in Section 1 and YES to the question in Section 2, the student should STAY HOME and the parent/guardian should contact the student’s healthcare provider for possible
testing.
---Students diagnosed with COVID-19 or who answer YES to any question in Section 1 and YES to the question in Section 2 without negative test results should STAY HOME, isolate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.

Parents/guardians should always report school absences in accordance with your student’s school procedures.