COVID-19 variants are still circulating in the world and in our community, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The good news is that these variants have not been shown to cause more serious illness or deaths, mainly due to protective factors such as COVID vaccinations and prior COVID illness. New treatments for COVID, and vaccines, have dramatically decreased the numbers of people who get seriously ill. In light of this we will return to our regular illness guidelines for the 2022-23 school year:

Students should stay home when they are sick. Students will be sent home for:

  • A temperature of 100.4ยบ F. or higher
  • Active, illness related vomiting or diarrhea
    • The parent/guardian will be called and the student will be sent home. Other symptoms that influence the decision to send the student home include general appearance and functioning in the classroom. After a period of observation a decision will be made to do one of the following:
  • Notify the parent/guardian for symptoms of illness as determined by the school nurse and/or health secretary. Not all student visits to the health office will result in parents/guardians being contacted.
  • Allow the student to rest in the health office for a brief period then return to class.

During times of high rates of illness, such as during influenza season, the length of time a student must remain home after fever/symptoms of illness may change as recommended by Linn County Public Health.

Returning to school after an illness:

  • Students are to be fever-free without fever reducing medication
  • No active vomiting or diarrhea
  • Other symptoms improving
  • COVID testing is not required to return to school

CRCSD supports the following CDC/LCPH recommendations:

Linn County Public Health

  • Frequent hand washing and social distancing to the extent possible
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about other precautions
  • Wear a mask indoors in public when community COVID transmission levels are high
  • Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and masking if you have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19