Symptom Screening Protocol

COVID-19 Symptom Screening Protocol

Outlined below is a revision of the COVID-19 symptom screening protocol that will take place in schools. At the onset of each school day, temperature checks and a symptom screening questionnaire will be administered. The following staff and students who demonstrate the following symptom or combination of symptoms at the beginning of school or during school will be asked to go home for further symptom monitoring and/or evaluation by their primary care physician.
 
  • If you are experiencing one (1) of the following symptoms you are encouraged to seek testing and guidance from your primary care provider. You may not return to school unless you have a negative COVID-19 test result with improvement of symptoms or a letter from your healthcare provider that symptoms are not related to COVID-19:

    • Fever (Temperature 100.4 F or higher)
    • New onset cough
    • New onset shortness of breath
    • New onset loss of taste or smell

  • If you are experiencing two (2) of the following symptoms you should undergo a 24-hour watchful waiting period to see if symptoms resolve. If resolution does not occur within 24 hours, you are encouraged to seek testing and guidance from your primary care provider. You may not return to school unless you have a negative COVID-19 test result with improvement of symptoms or a letter from your healthcare provider that symptoms are not related to COVID-19. If you choose not to seek testing or guidance from a physician, you should self-isolate for 10 days.

    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Sore throat
    • Fatigue
    • Congestion
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Abdominal pain
    • Headache 
Revised March 1, 2021 in consultation with  Andrea Lauffer, M.D., Chief Health Officer for Cabell County Schools.