School Day Illness. If a student is on campus and feels ill with any symptoms of COVID-19, he will be placed in an isolation room within the nurse’s office. The parents will be contacted and the student will be sent home. Employees who are not well will leave campus. Anyone who becomes ill during the school day must contact their Health Care Provider for further assessment.

Positive COVID-19 Test. Any positive COVID-19 tests of a student, employee, or family member should be reported to FCDS. The school nurse will contact the Fairfield Health Department and the FCDS community. The School will assess the exposure risk to determine levels of interaction based on the CDC guidelines and protocol.  (Exposure = 15 minutes within 6 feet of an infected person without a mask). A cohort affected by a student or teacher will transition to remote learning until the level of exposure is determined and contact tracing, testing, and cleaning is initiated and completed.

Return to School. Students, teachers and staff may return to school if they provide a note from a healthcare provider indicating clearance for return to school or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test.  If a student, teacher or staff has a positive COVID-19 test, or has symptoms and is considered positive, they may return to school if the following criteria are met: 
  • No fever without fever-reducing medicines for 24 hours. 
  • Symptoms have subsided in severity.
  • Ten days have passed since symptoms first occurred.  
 *Please note that these are the current CDC guidelines and may change.