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  • Walcott Elementary & Junior High School

    Principal: Mike Garnica

    Associate Principal: Garet Egel

    545 E. James Street Walcott, Iowa 52773

    Phone: (563) 445-5200            Fax: (563) 445-5959

     

  • Health Information

     

    COVID RETURN TO SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

     

    High Risk Symptoms:

    New cough

    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    New loss of taste or smell

     

    Low Risk Symptoms:

    Fever

    Headache

    Muscle and Body Aches

    Fatigue

    Sore throat

    Runny nose

    Congestion

    Nausea

    Vomiting

    Diarrhea

     

    If a student exhibits symptoms, while at school or at home, we will follow the recommendation of IDPH and the Department of Education.  

    If a student is called in absent or sent home with one high risk or two or more low risk symptoms of COVID that cannot be explained by a pre-existing health condition (asthma, allergies, cyclic vomiting, etc.), the family should be advised to seek evaluation by a healthcare provider. 

     

    The student must stay home until one of these criteria are met:

                                                                                                                                

    Negative COVID test and fever-free for 24 hours without use of medication and symptoms improving OR

     

    A note from provider stating that student has alternate diagnosis and may return to school (the provider does not have to share the actual diagnosis) OR

     

    Symptoms with no test or no doctor note or Positive COVID test – must stay out 10 days and fever-free for 24 hours without use of medication and symptoms improving

     

     

    We are sending students home with fever or vomiting or diarrhea because that is our policy regardless of COVID, but these are low risk COVID symptoms, so if they only have one of these symptoms, they can be back after 24 hours without fever, nausea, and vomiting.

     

    Please call the school health office if you have any questions. We are here to help and support!

     

    Mrs. Laura Martin, MPA, RN
    Walcott School Nurse
    Contact: Nurse Laura Martin  or 563-445-5203