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Illness/COVID 19 Guidance

  • Illness/COVID-19 Guidance

    GFPS would like to provide the following guidance for students and staff to help keep our schools healthy.
    • Continue to practice good hand hygiene.
    • Stay home when you are sick: If you have a fever, continuous vomiting, or demonstrate signs of a contagious/communicable disease, please stay home and notify your school/supervisor.

    GFPS will be moving away from the “COVID-19 Illness Exclusion/Inclusion Protocol” used for the past two years and moving toward our traditional practices and following current protocols set by the GFPS Nursing Department.

    For more information, click here.

    General COVID Guidance:

    • If you are demonstrating symptoms of COVID, testing is available and recommended.  Please contact a GFPS School Nurse during school hours to inquire about onsite testing.
    • If you test positive for COVID-19, isolation is still required as a public health safety and mitigation measure.  Isolation should last 5 whole days from your onset of symptoms or from your test date if you are asymptomatic.  IF after day 5 you have improving symptoms and have been fever free for over 24 hours then you are eligible to return to work on days 6-10 if you are able to wear a well fitting mask when around others.  (Masks are available through the nursing department).
    • If you have a known exposure, you can visit the CDC COVID Isolation/Quarantine Calculator tool for information to help guide you on making decisions regarding your health and safety.  A general rule of thumb is to monitor yourself for symptoms, wear a mask for 10 days after exposure, and receive COVID-19 testing at least 5 days after exposure or immediately if you start demonstrating symptoms.

    Other helpful information:

    Information on COVDI-19 vaccines, including booster schedules: CDC COVID-19 Vaccine page

    Coronavirus Symptoms Self-Check

    CDC Influenza Information


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