Criteria to Return to Campus
Students sent home from school with symptoms must meet the following criteria:
- 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared; AND
- 72 hours symptom free, without the use of medication such as a fever reducer
Or if you would like your student to return prior to you must:
- Obtain an acute COVID-19 infection test (PCR or Antigen) as well as ensure that your student has been free of vomiting, diarrhea, and fever for 24 hours without the use of medication such as a fever reducer; OR
- Obtain a medical professional’s note that clears your student to return to school as well as ensure that your student has been free of vomiting, diarrhea, and fever for 24 hours without the use of medication such as a fever reducer.
If your student is sent home with COVID-19 symptoms all other household members will also be sent home until the student with symptoms meets readmission criteria.
Pending Test Results:
If your student or anyone in the household is tested for COVID-19 all SAISD students and employees must remain home until a negative test results are received.
Positive Test Results:
Your child can return to school upon submitting a release from the Health Department. The release statement must be submitted to the school nurse BEFORE you send your child to school. You can typically apply for release from the Health Department 10 days after symptoms first started so long as your child has been symptom free for 72 hours. Here is the link where you can apply for release from the Health Department https://www.cosatx.us/departments-services/health-services/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-release-from-quarantine-isolation-form
If living in the same household as an individual who tests positive:
Each direct contact must have his/her own quarantine release statement from the Health Department. This release must be submitted to the school nurse BEFORE you send your child to school. The quarantine period is typically 10 days from last exposure to the positive household member, if the positive case was able to isolate away from others, but the quarantine period can be extended if isolation is not possible. Whether your student meets release criteria is determined by the local Health Department.
If not living in the same household as the positive individual (Example: Exposed over holiday break to a family member who does not live with you):
Contact your child’s school nurse for further guidance