Will you let me know who has COVID-19 in my child's class?
Due to privacy laws, we cannot release this information.
In the instance there is a cluster or outbreak of cases at a school, will the public be notified?
Yes. RRGSD will work with the local health department and NCDHHS to publicly report if there is a cluster of cases or an outbreak of COVID-19 at a specific school.
NOTE: In a child care or school setting, NCDHHS defines a COVID-19 cluster as a minimum of five laboratory confirmed cases with illness onsets or initial positive results within a 14-day period and plausible epidemiologic linkage between cases.
Should my child be tested for COVID-19?
If your student was not identified as high risk and is not presenting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, he/she does not likely need to be tested. Please contact your family physician for guidance if you or a family member, including your child, begins showing symptoms of COVID-19. If you receive a positive test result, per the Halifax County Health Department, you must self-isolate for 10 days or longer if symptoms persist. We ask that you notify our school so that we are aware of your student’s absence and may support their continued learning.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Reported symptoms in children include cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose and cough, as well as shortness of breath. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported.
When do symptoms present?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe that symptoms appear anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure.
What safety precautions are being followed?
As a reminder, these safety protocols remain in place:
Every student on our campus with the exception of Pre-K is required to wear a mask. Mask breaks are given throughout the day and masks may be removed during meal times.
Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout our buildings.
How can I protect myself and my family from contracting COVID-19?
There are some common sense measures everyone can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick and put distance between yourself and other people.
• Wear a cloth covering over your mouth and nose when you leave your house, especially when you may not be able to keep 6 feet between yourself and other people.
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
• Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched. Disinfectants should be used by following label instructions.