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When is too sick for school during the pandemic?

If your child has ANY (even one symptom) of the following, they are too sick for school. Please remember to check your child every morning before coming to school.

Low-Risk Symptoms

  • Fever >100.0F

  • Congestion

  • Runny nose

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Muscle/body aches

  • Tiredness (fatigue) 

High-Risk Symptoms

  • Cough

  • Difficulty Breathing

  • Loss of Taste or Smell

*If you give your child ibuprofen, Tylenol, or cough medicine in the morning to help them with symptoms then they are too sick for school. Please keep them home and call their health care provider for guidance. 

We must work as a community to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our school. COVID-19 has many of the same symptoms as environmental allergies, influenza, and other viruses. COVID is undistinguishable without testing; please do not assume symptoms are caused by another condition. It is important that everyone stay vigilant and cautious to keep our school community safe and healthy. Rockwood does NOT accept home COVID tests. Your child must go to a health care provider to get tested for COVID. 

We are doing our best to follow the guidance provided by Rockwood, St Louis County Health Department, and the CDC to keep our students and staff members safe, but we need assistance for our families to succeed. Please take a few minutes to review the guidance on our website.

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