As we continue to navigate this phase of the COVID pandemic, please monitor your student for signs and symptoms and keep them home if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID (fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, headache, muscle pain and/or fatigue) or other contagious infections. If your student experiences symptoms and/or they test positive, please let Health Services know. The CDC and KDHE recommends positive cases isolate at home for 5 days or until symptoms improve, whichever is longer. (Day 0 is the day that symptoms started). A mask should be worn at school for the remainder of the isolation period for the positive case.
Testing is not required for potential close contacts, but If you are aware of your student being a close contact and are interested in having your student tested, we can provide rapid antigen testing at school 2 times during a 10 day quarantine period. ( It is recommended to test around day 3 and day 7 from the last date of exposure.) Consent to have your student test will only be accepted through the link provided below or a signed hard copy. Please communicate with your student the days you would like them to test and have them come to the health office upon arriving at school. Staff will not be calling students from class if they do not come to the health office.
The following COVID-19 cases have been reported to Baldwin City USD 348 schools since 8/16/22.