Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Covid Case Response

Published on: 8/3/2021

Any student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 will be directed to isolate in accordance with the CDC & DPH guidelines.  Those diagnosed with Covid-19 cannot report to school and will be referred for contact tracing protocols. 

  • Prior to returning to school, 10 days of isolation from the date of the onset of symptoms must have occurred.  In addition, symptoms must have improved, and the student must be free of a fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. 
  • For an asymptomatic individual, the 10 days of isolation begins the date of the test. 
  • Any student or staff member who is identified as a close contact will be required to quarantine in accordance with CDC & DPH guidelines.  Fully vaccinated individuals should continue to monitor for symptoms.  SCCPSS will follow CDC guidelines for quarantining as it relates to vaccinated individuals.  

SCCPSS will adhere to the protection of sensitive health information for individuals and will avoid the unauthorized sharing of health information.

COVID case alerts will be provided as conditions warrant and will offer general information as a precautionary matter to those who have not been identified as a positive or close contact case.  Families should monitor their children closely for symptoms.  If symptoms become evident, the child should stay home from school and notify his/her classroom teacher.  

  • Fever of 100.4° or greater orally, or 99.4° using an SCCPSS adopted kiosk thermal and non-touch handheld thermometers (99.4 temperature reading is adjusted for kiosk temperature variation) 
  • Feeling feverish (chills, sweating)
  • New cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or nausea
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Headaches

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