When to Keep Your Child Home From School

In-person attendance provides the greatest benefit to students for their academic achievement and social-emotional wellbeing. 

To begin the 2022-23 school year, individuals with mild respiratory disease symptoms (e.g., infrequent cough, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, etc.) who feel well enough to attend school may continue participating in-person. It is strongly encouraged that individuals experiencing mild symptoms do a COVID-19 test every morning at home before leaving for school and wear a face mask at school while experiencing symptoms.

Individuals must not report to school/work if experiencing any of the following key symptoms that differ from their baseline health:

  • Fever (≥ 100°F) or feeling feverish;
  • Persistent cough;
  • Persistent sore throat;
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
  • Loss of taste and/or smell;
  • Vomiting or diarrhea.

If you are experiencing any of these key symptoms stay home, inform the school nurse (students) or complete Kokomo (staff), and get tested for COVID-19.