One of the many ways that our school has worked to stop the spread of COVID-19 has been to conduct daily temperature checks. This decision was based on recommendations from both the CDC and the local health department. While we feel that this was in the best interest of our students and staff, we also recognize that with new information comes the need to constantly evaluate the things we ask of our staff and students.
Recently the CDC has determined that fevers are no longer a major indicator of COVID-19. With this information, and the fact that none of our temperature readings have led to identifying cases of the virus within our school, we decided it was time to look at this procedure.
We have decided that beginning on April 6th, Wynot Public Schools will no longer be checking student or staff temperatures.
However, we still ask that parents continue to monitor the health of their children before sending them to school. If a student has a fever, we still require students to be kept home from school until they are 24 hours fever-free. It is also important to still be on the lookout for the other symptoms of COVID and get tested if you or your children are experiencing any of them. The list of symptoms can be found at here.
I feel that we need to celebrate the fact that we have gone the entire year with very little interruptions to the school year! However, we also need to be cognizant of the fact that the COVID-19 virus is still a part of our world. We need to stay committed to social distancing, wearing masks, and self-monitoring for symptoms.
Thank you for everything you do to help keep our students safe and their learning live and in-person!
Wynot Public Schools