Covid 19 Information
WWS Student Guidelines:
Absence related to Illness - 2022/23
All students will return to full-time in-person school during the 2022-23 school year.
- If you are experiencing symptoms of an illness such as any of the following, please stay home.
- Fever (100 F) or chills
- Short of Breath or difficulty breathing
- Extremely Tired
- Muscle or Body Aches
- Sore Throat
- Runny nose
You may have COVID-19 or another contagious illness (such as influenza, RSV)
- If possible, take a COVID-19 test. It can take up to 24-48 hrs after the symptoms start to confirm a case of COVID.
- Consult with your provider if you have questions or concerns.
- Take care of yourself.
- Get rest and stay hydrated.
If your results are negative, you can end your isolation when symptoms are improved and you are fever free for at least 24 hours without using medication.
If your results are positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate yourself away from others in your home. When you have COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:
- If you have no symptoms
- Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result)
- Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested
- Day 6 you can return if you never develop symptoms.
- If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset
- If you have symptoms
- Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom started, regardless of when you tested positive
- Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started
- Day 6 you can return to school, if you have been fever free for at least 24 hours without taking medication and your symptoms are improving
- You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days.
- Most people with COVID-19 have a mild case and can recover at home without medical care.
- Contact your healthcare provider if you are at high risk, have concerns about your health or are experiencing severe symptoms.
- Avoid being around others in your household until it has been 5 full days after symptoms started.
- Seek emergency care if
- You are having trouble breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Experiencing new confusion
- Not able to stay awake
- Pale, gray or blue colored skin, lips, or nail beds (not typical of your skin tone).
- If a sibling or parent test positive for COVID your child can return to school if they are not having symptoms. If they begin to have symptoms then they should stay home and be tested for COVID-19. Follow the guidelines above based on the test results.