When to Keep Students Home
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Summary: Keep your student home and get them tested for COVID-19 when they have one or more COVID-like symptoms for any duration.
When to Keep Your SPS Student Home
At SPS, we are committed to keeping our school communities safe. You can help us by keeping your student home and getting them tested for COVID-19 when they have one or more COVID-like symptoms for any duration.
Following updated guidance from Public Health – Seattle & King County, students with COVID symptoms should stay home until:
- They receive a negative COVID-19 test AND
- 24 hours after fever has resolved (without fever-reducing medication) AND
- Other symptoms have improved.
- OR if alternative diagnosis by health care provider, follow provider directions and isolate per condition diagnosed (whichever isolation is longer).
If your student tests positive for COVID-19, keep your student home and contact your school.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may include the following
Please don’t send your student to school if they have any symptoms. If they do arrive at school feeling ill, they will be sent home.
Chills or Fever of 100 F (37.8 C) or Higher.
Nausea or Vomiting
Congestion or Runny Nose
New Loss of Taste or Smell
Muscle or Body Aches
Want to learn more about how we are working to keep students, staff, and our community safe during the school year? Visit our 2021-22 School Year: 180 Days of Excellence resource page.