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DAILY HEALTH SCREENINGS: STUDENTS & STAFF

Lakewood School District continues to practice various precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our students and staff on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring the health and safety of our Lakewood Community is our top priority. One of these safety measures includes daily home COVID-19 health screenings of students and staff who are on campus. Conducting daily health screenings at home helps lower the chances of a symptomatic individual coming onto campus.

 

 

We must partner with the parents and guardians of our Lakewood community to take part in student daily health screenings. Every morning, we ask parents and guardians to assess their student for any symptoms that are not attributable to any other cause. We also ask that if your student or anyone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis that your student remain home.

 

 

There will be no attestation slips this year, but that does not decrease the importance of completing these screens each and every day. If your student has any of the listed symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, they should stay home. Please contact your building nurse to discuss a safe return to school date.

 

 

Navigating through this COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid process that requires the teamwork and collaboration of our Lakewood community. We want to thank our parents and guardians for their partnership in conducting daily student health screenings. By working together in this manner, we can help protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and the greater Lakewood community.

 

 

Thank you, 

 

Jolene Cox, BSN, RN
Lakewood School District Nurse

 

 

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COVID-19 Screening:

  

  1. Do you have any of the following symptoms within the last day that are not caused by another condition?

  • Fever (100.4°F) or chills
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Unusual fatigue 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Headache 
  • Recent loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea

  1. Have you been in close contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19?
  2. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days, or are you awaiting results of a COVID-19 test?

  3. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID19 infection?

 

If you answered “YES” to ANY of these questions, please stay home and call your building nurse for guidance and a return to school date.  If you need further guidance, please contact a local healthcare provider, or the Snohomish Health District.