Indiana Agriculture & Technology School
Health Services Re-Entry Plan
The purpose of this plan is to outline the Indiana Agriculture & Technology Schools’ Health Service’s Return to School guidelines during the Covid-19 Pandemic. These guidelines have been carefully considered to address and promote the safety, health, and welfare of our community. They have been reviewed by our local board of health.
Students and staff are asked to stay home from our Active Participation Days if they are sick. You are asked to do a self-checklist every morning for Covid-19 symptoms as defined by CDC and approved by the local health department. (COVID-19 SELF CHECK-LIST)
If an individual presents to the IATS staff with the symptoms mentioned under Sick Day Guidelines, they will be sent home and follow the return to school guidelines outlined below. Your student will be placed in an isolation room on the farm campus until they are picked up by a parent/guardian.
Sick Day Guidelines
Symptoms requiring absence:
- Active vomiting or diarrhea/persistent nausea
- Sore throat
- The recent loss of taste or smell
- Fever/chills/shaking/generalized body aches
- Fever will be defined as 100.0 degrees or higher per our current school health guidelines
If Covid-19 symptoms such as persistent or new cough/shortness of breath are also present, must follow up with a healthcare provider and obtain a return to school note. Parent/Guardian should call a healthcare provider for guidance if testing for Covid-19 is needed.
Return to School After Symptoms of Covid-19
If diagnosed with Covid-19, with or without positive test and/or symptoms
Untested – Were Directed to Care for themselves at home
- 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
- At least 72 hours (3 days) have passed without fever and the use of fever-reducing medications.
- Improvement in cough/breathing and other symptoms
- Active vomiting or diarrhea
- After 24 hours on antibiotics for a variety of bacterial causes (doctor note required.)
- Doctor’s note for various student-specific medical conditions
A positive test for COVID-19/Asymptomatic
- 10 days have passed without symptoms of Covid-19
- Released by a healthcare provider
A positive test for COVID-19/Symptomatic
- No longer have a fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers
- Other symptoms have improved (cough, tiredness, etc.)
- 10 days have passed since symptoms appeared or has had 2 negative tests
Recent Contact with A Person with a Suspected or Confirmed case of COVID-19:
Self-quarantine for 14 days.
Has someone they live with being tested for COVID-19:
Self-quarantine for 14 days (dependent on results of test.)
Other School Health Guidelines –
- Consider whether your student can take all their medications at home vs. during the Active Participation Day.
- Teach your student how to wear a mask as needed/appropriate. The school will be provided masks at each Active Participation Day.
- Students will wear a mask where it is required.
- Promote non-contact methods of greeting (i.e. waving hello, etc.)
- Teach social distancing. (extend arms out opposite directions)
- Send your student with a personal water bottle. The school will provide additional water during the Active Participation Days.
- There will be frequent opportunities for your student(s) to wash their hands during the school day:
- Upon arrival to school/before leaving for home
- Before eating
- After restroom breaks
- Other as identified by teacher/student
All students are required to be fully immunized when school begins. Hepatitis A is now required for all students’ grades K-12.
Use of PPE/Isolation Room (Farm/School Office)
If your student cannot be picked up within 20 minutes and/or there is more than one student with a temperature, they will be transferred to an isolation room.
Student will wear mask if presenting with any of the following:
- Fever of 100.0 or higher
- Sore throat
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Generalized muscle aches
- Other general feelings of discomfort, not feeling well
- Reported exposure to someone with suspected/confirmed Covid-19
Student will be transported to the Isolation Room (Front Farm/School Office) There will not be other students present in the building, other than other isolated students waiting for pickup. Parents are encouraged to pick up their student as quickly as possible.
Student will be transported to the Isolation room by another staff member. Masks will be worn by both student and staff.
** This plan will be evaluated and adjusted as needed during the 2020/2021 school year**