COVID-19

                                      
                                                     Amanda Saucedo, MSN, RN
Director, Health Services
email Mrs. Saucedo
419.867.5762

Important Links:
Click here - Director's Reporting Order (Lance Himes, Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Health)
Click here - Springfield's COVID-19 Report 12/3/2020  - updated weekly each Thursday

Click here - Lucas County Back To School Guidance 
Click here - When COVID Comes to Springfield (answers to Frequently Asked Questions) 
Click here - COVID Daily Symptom Checklist (Student) 
Click here - COVID Exposure Letter-Building-Level 

Springfield Local Schools' commitment to the health and safety of staff and students has never been more visible.  With the guidelines and continual guidance/advice from the Center for Disease Control, State of Ohio and Lucas County Health Department, district leaders and our teams of building administrators, school nurses, school counselors, faculty and staff are demonstrating that the investment in training and preparedness was well spent.  We remain vigilant and nimble to respond to any health-related developments.

Nurses: 
To assist with Springfield students’ health-related needs,  each  school building has a nurse on site during the school day. The district  will  follow  guidelines established  by  the  Center for Disease Control  (CDC)  and Lucas County Health Department should it be necessary to notify families of suspected/diagnosed cases of  COVID-19 that occur within the district.

COVID-19 Symptoms:   
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Health professionals suggest that parents watch for the following COVID-19 symptoms for themselves and their children: fever or chills,  cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Facial Coverings:  The importance of practicing the use of masks/facial coverings with children now will help as they adjust to the state’s requirements that they be worn at all times for students in grades K-12.  Start with small increments of time and increase the time as tolerated. Use simple phrases about how wearing a mask can help keep everyone healthy and offer positive reinforcement when they wear their masks correctly are great places to start!  It is important for parents to model both a positive attitude and  correct practices when putting on and taking off their facial coverings— this includes
  • Click here   for video by Bill Nye the Science Guy on why facial coverings work 
  • Click here   for a video on “Making Masks Fun”  
  • Click here  for  a video on “How to Get Kids to Wear a Mask” video 
Isolation Rooms:
Within each school, there is now a space designated as the building’s “Isolation Room,” as required by the Lucas County Health   Department.  This room will provide privacy for any student  presenting Coronavirus related  symptoms  and  help isolate classmates  and  others from potential exposure.   The Health  Department reviews, updates, and communicates protocols to the district.
 

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