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COVID-19 Health FAQ

What if I say “YES” to one of the questions on the Dr. Owl screener?

If you answer “YES” to any of the questions on the Dr. Owl screener, you should keep your child home and contact your child’s campus nurse.  Unless your child has a note from a medical provider with a current diagnosis of an illness other than COVID-19, your child will not be able to attend school or school events until at least 10 days have passed and they are symptom-free.


What are COVID-19 symptoms?

Floresville ISD will use the following symptom-based strategy list as recommended by DSHS Region 8.

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 F
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
 
What if my child has one of the COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19?

He/she cannot be at school. If the child is at school, they must be picked up immediately. 


After having symptoms or testing positive, when can my child return to school?
Students must meet the following conditions before being cleared to return to school.

Criteria List One (must meet all 3):

  • At least one day (24 hours) have passed since recovery (temperature of less than 100.0 F without the use of fever-reducing medications)
  • AND Improvement in symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath, etc.)
  • AND AT LEAST 10 DAYS have passed since symptoms first appeared or positive test results

OR

Criteria List Two (One of the following)
Obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternate diagnosis (note MUST state diagnosis or "non-COVID related illness).

OR

Obtain an acute infection test (at a physician's office, approved testing site, or other site that comes back negative for COVID-19.

How does the nurse determine what is “normal for my child”?
If your child has a chronic condition that may have the same symptoms as COVID-19, you will need to submit a note from your child’s medical provider stating your child’s diagnosis and the symptoms your child has.  

What if my child has a chronic condition that has the same symptoms as the symptoms identified for COVID-19?

If your child has a chronic condition, provide the school nurse with a note from your health care provider with:

  • Diagnosis
  • List of symptoms that are normal for your child.

 Should your child experience the identified symptom in a way that appears to be “not normal” or worsening, the school will contact the parent to pick up the child and have evaluated by your healthcare provider.


What happens if someone in my child’s household gets a positive COVID-19 test result?

  • You must call your child’s campus nurse.
  • Your child cannot return to school until 14 days after the household contact has recovered.
  • If your child develops symptoms or receives a positive test result within that 14 days, you must follow criteria for a positive test result.

What does “close contact” mean?

As defined by TEA Public Health Guidance:

Close contact is defined as:

  1. Being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on); or
  2. Being within 6 feet for a largely uninterrupted or sustained extended contact period throughout the course of a day of approximately 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact masking (i.e. both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and case symptomatology may affect this determination.

Either (a) or (b) defines close contact if it occurred during the infectious period of the case, defined as two days prior to symptom onset to 10 days after symptom onset.  In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, the infectious period is defined as two days prior to the confirming lab test and continuing for 10 days following the confirming lab test.


What happens if my child has “close contact” with a non-household person who has a positive COVID-19 test result?

  • You must call your child's campus nurse.
  • Your child cannot return to school until 14 days after the last contact with the infected person.
  • If your child develops symptoms or receives a positive test result within that 14 days, you must follow the criteria for a positive test result.

Is DrOwl compliant with HIPPA, FERPA, and ADA?
Yes. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) conducted an Informal Selection Process to identify COVID-19 Symptom Screener mobile and web-based software applications for District’s to use to screen staff, students, and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms to support the 2020-2021 Public Health Planning Guidance. This informal selection process outlined required qualifications and preferred qualifications. One of the required qualifications was that the COVID-19 Symptom Screener software application be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). DrOwl was one of the vendors that met the required qualifications, and was selected as a possible vendor for District’s to use. You can find more information about DrOwl’s submission on TEA’s website at the following location, https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/drowl_selected.pdf. More information about the TEA Informal Selection Process can be found at https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/tea_informal_selection_process_-_covid-19_symptom_screener_.pdf and https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/selected_proposals_covid-19_symptom_screener_.pdf.  Also, click on the link to see DrOwl’s Terms of Use.