Most Recent COVID-19 Guidance
The CCHD has communicated that all families should follow the CDC recommendations for isolation and exposure. In summary:
- Notify the School Nurse and Attendance Office
- Isolate for five days, return on date provided by nurse
- Mask for 6-10 days in public. Mask may be removed while actively eating or drinking only.
- You do not need to quarantine at home. Follow current CDC guidelines. Mask in public for ten days and monitor for signs of illness. Mask may be removed when actively eating or drinking. Do not come to school sick-stay home and test.
- If you test positive for COVID-19 during the 10-day quarantine, follow COVID-19 Positive guidelines above.
Download a printable chart of this information for your home.
Seasonal Allergies or COVID-19?
This time of year it's easy to confuse symptoms of seasonal allergies with COVID-19. The list below compares symptoms that may overlap with COVID and seasonal allergies.
Symptom Check: Seasonal Allergies or COVID-19?
- Cough: COVID-19 usually, Allergies sometimes
- Fever: COVID-19 usualy, Allergies never
- Muscle aches: COVID-19 usually, Allergies never
- Tiredness: COVID-19 usually, Allergies sometimes
- Itchy nose, keyes, mouth, or inner ear: COVID-19 never, Allergies usually
- Sneezing: COVID-19 rarely, Allergies usually
- Sore throat: COVID-19 usually, Allergies rarely
- Runny or stuffy nose: COVID-19 usually, Allergies usually
- Pink eye (conjunctivitis): COVID-19 sometimes, Allergies sometimes
- Nausea or vomiting: COVID-19 sometimes, Allergies never
- Diarrhea: COVID-19 sometimes, Allergies never
- New loss of taste or smell: COVID-19 usually (early-often without a runny or stuffy nose,) Allergies sometimes
Also, while COVID-19 can cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, seasonal allergies don't usually cause these symptoms unless you have a respiratory condition such as asthma that can be triggered by pollen exposure.
Treatment of seasonal allergies may include over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and decongestants, and avoidance of exposure to allergens where possible. Seasonal allergies may last several weeks.
Does my child still have to wear a mask on district/school provided transportation?
Will AGCS be surveying parents and/or students asking them what their stance is on masking?
Will AGCS be separating students in classes based on whether or not they attend school with a mask.
Will AGCS staff be expected to enforce mask-wearing preferences of parents with their child/children during the school day?
Will the school be providing additional mitigation measures if my child doesn’t feel comfortable at school?