MPS COVID Daily Health Screen

Prior to arrival at school or entrance on the school bus, each student will be evaluated at home by their parent or guardian for the presence of symptoms related to Covid-19 infection. Please refer to CDC Guideline on Symptoms of Coronavirus at “People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported- ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People are advised to seek medical attention if they have the NEW ONSET of any of these symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC continues to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

Students Exhibiting Symptoms at School

In the event of anyone exhibiting symptoms at school, the parent or guardian will be notified by the School Nurse of the student’s status and the parent will pick the student up from school within 30 minutes of notification from the Health Office. 

Students Exhibiting Symptoms at Home

If a student has any of these symptoms present, they should remain at  home from school and seek guidance from their medical advisor. The parent or guardian will also agree to notify their child’s school nurse and share their symptoms. It is imperative that parents understand that young students can be poor reporters of symptoms and this may lead to over or under reporting. If a student has no symptoms, including no elevated temperature and has not received any antipyretic (fever reducing) medications (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) prior to their arrival at school, they may attend school wearing their face coverings. It is the assumption of this agreement that any student who is sent to school by bus or drop off has had no symptoms in the past 24 hours. 

Student COVID Cases Review

The school nurse will notify the Covid-19 Compliance Liaisons of any symptomatic or positive tested student and document the dates of illness.