Most coronavirus illnesses are mild with fever and cough. Adults and children with COVID-19 have reported the following symptoms or combinations of symptoms. These may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please talk to your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
To learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Safety Precautions at Home
Self-isolation is required if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had close contact with someone who has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, contact your healthcare provider. You may be told to self-isolate, which means stay at home until you receive the results of your test. You are also asked to continue to monitor yourself for symptoms, avoid all contact with others, and follow health district advice.
- Stay six feet (or two meters) away from others who are not in your household.
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Even when masks are worn, continue practicing proper physical distancing.
Keeping Each Other Safe
If you, or someone in your immediate family, has tested positive for COVID-19, is awaiting a COVID-19 test result, or has had direct contact with a positive case of COVID-19, REPORT IT.
Employees should report a positive result to their supervisor and Human Resources immediately. Families and students should report to the school nurse or school administrator immediately.
Daily Parent/Guardian Planning for a Sick Student
Families and caregivers should make a plan in case their child needs to be picked up early from school due to illness. Please ensure contact information is up to date with the school. You can check your contact information in ParentVUE to ensure that it is up to date. If you need to make changes, contact your school.