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COVID-19 Procedures

In light of the COVID-19 virus, Baker Demonstration School has made changes to some of our programs, policies, and procedures. We will continue to update our protocols based on information and guidance from the CDC, IPDH and other health professionals. You can find our Return to Campus Plan here.

1. Baker Demonstration School students and employees are required to do a Daily Wellness Screening (called COVID Response Form – Family) via the FACTS Family Portal. Depending on the result of the wellness check, students and employees either continue to campus or self-isolate. Once on campus, everyone will go through a temperature screening process.

2. Students who have any of the following symptoms should not attend school and will be sent home from school if exhibiting any one of these symptoms during school.

Symptoms:
Fever (100.4 or above) or chills
Headache (not explainable by known environmental or chronic causes)
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New Loss of Taste or Smell
Sore Throat
Congestion or Runny Nose
Nausea or Vomiting
Diarrhea

3Baker students and employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (including one symptom in the Daily Wellness Check/COVID Response Form screening) will follow the following procedures.

Email health@bakerdemschool.org to report symptoms of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

If your child or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, or is suspected of having COVID-19 you must notify the Baker at health@bakerdemschool.org as soon as possible.

If your child has had close contact with an individual infected with COVID-19, you are asked to notify the Baker health line at health@bakerdemschool.org immediately. Your child will be asked to stay at home and engage in selective eLearning for 14 days (see Isolation and Quarantine Policy below).

Isolation and Quarantine Policy for Baker employees and students
In the case of a student or employee with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, self-isolation is required. Your child may discontinue isolation and return to school after:
– At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND
-At least 24 hours with no fever (without fever-reducing medication) AND
-Symptoms have improved

OR

-has an alternative diagnosis letter from a health care provider or a negative PCR/Molecular COVID-19 test result (a Rapid Test/Antigen Test result cannot be accepted.

In the case of a student or employee who has potentially been exposed through close contact (all household members are considered close contacts) with someone who has symptoms and/or who has tested positive for COVID-19, quarantine is required. The student or employee may discontinue quarantine and return to school 14 days after the last day of exposure. Note: If there is a report to the school that impacts your child, we will be in contact with you immediately.

If one of the household members is being evaluated for COVID-19 (due to having one or more symptoms), the rest of the household must be quarantined until an alternative diagnosis is made or negative result received.

If the student or employee contracts COVID-19 while quarantined, our isolation policy must then be followed.

Who needs to quarantine?
If an individual spends 15 minutes or more within 6 feet (with or without a mask) of an individual who has COVID – the individual is to quarantine. This would be true for either a student or staff member and, per the CDC, it is a 14 day quarantine period.

Household members are asked to quarantine any time 1 or more symptoms are reported within the household.

If your child is quarantining due to a household member showing symptoms, they can return to in-person school or @Baker after quarantining for 14-days (symptom free), or if the symptomatic individual receives an alternative diagnosis or negative PCR/Molecular COVID-19 test result (a Rapid Test/Antigen Test result cannot be accepted).

Before Returning to Baker After a Period of Isolation or Quarantine
Before returning to Baker after a period of isolation or quarantine, please contact our school nurse, Anne Riggs (ariggs@bakerdemschool.org).

Updated 9/4/20