After consulting with our public health physician liaison, Paideia is discontinuing special policies for COVID illness. The community level of immunity is high overall, both from vaccination and from natural infection.
Our updated policies are as follows:
- Faculty, staff and students will not be required to provide test results;
- We continue to support the choice to wear masks.
- Employees will not be required to show evidence of COVID vaccination prior to being hired.
- Paideia will not track COVID illness on campus.
It is important to stay home if you are sick to recover and avoid spreading illness. Please follow our current health policy as seen below.
We are aware that there has been a spike in COVID cases recently. This has happened each summer since 2020. We will continue to monitor our community and issues regarding COVID and will make changes to our policies as necessary.
This fall there will be an updated vaccine formula. The CDC will publish who is eligible in the coming weeks. Please consider getting a booster if it is available to you.
If you are ill please stay home and monitor your symptoms. Notify the school (teachers or administration) of your absence. You should stay home if you have fever over 100.0 degrees fahrenheit, diarrhea, vomiting, COVID-19, Norovirus and other contagious conditions. Contact your doctor if you have concerns about your symptoms or overall health.
- The individual has been fever-free (temperature less than 100 degrees) for 24-hours without taking fever-reducing medication (Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Acetaminophen or Tylenol).
- The individual has been on an antibiotic and has been fever-free for 24-hours if they are being treated for a contagious illness.
- We recommend masking when returning to school if you have had any upper respiratory illness.
- The individual has been free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24-hours. The individual should be able to tolerate food and drink without recurrence of vomiting or diarrhea.
- If the individual has a skin infection and is being treated with oral antibiotics, they should have taken the medicine for at least 24-hours before returning to school or as ordered by a doctor.
- The individual needs to be well enough to participate in school activities.
Here is a link to the CHOA site for further guidance.