COVID-19 Protocols - 2022-2023 school year

Until further notice, we will use the following protocols for COVID-19: 

STUDENTS

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, the following is OPTIONAL:

Please submit test results (a screenshot or a note from a medical provider) to our school nurses. 

EXPECTED/REQUIRED: Students will be required to be absent from school for 5 days.  The day symptoms begin is considered Day 0.  Begin counting Day 1 on the next day.  If asymptomatic but test positive for COVID, the day tested positive is Day 0.  
Students can return on days  6 - 10 if they are willing to wear a mask AND if they are fever-free without using fever-reducing medications.

EMPLOYEES

If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, they must submit the test results (a screenshot or a note from a medical provider) to our Human Resources Director, Melody Spence (Central Office) at mspence@benton.k12.ia.us  .  Employees will be required to be absent from school for 5 days and must show evidence of the test result (ASAP) or a note from a medical provider (after 1-2 days absent).  The day symptoms begin is considered Day 0.  Begin counting Day 1 on the next day.  If asymptomatic but positive for COVID, the day tested positive is Day 0.  

Employees can return on days  6 - 10 if they are willing to wear a mask AND if they are fever-free without using fever-reducing medications.