10-Day Quarantine

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Specializes in School Nurse. Having conversations with littles.. Has 35 years experience.

Good morning-

In my counties- We have switched to the 10-Day Quarantine. After giving it a lot of thought. I am so glad we are getting kids and staff back to school sooner. But, I think I need to cover the school's back side a bit. I have developed a form to assess the returning staff/student. To make sure we are on top of assessing for symptoms that could still develop (as many do) on days 11-14. I have attached it. If would be helpful to anyone feel free to use it/change it/whatever works. 

I hope it doesn't have strange margins. I sent it to my school secretaries. And some of them said it showed up with some strange lines added and margins messed up. 

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10 Day Quarantine Return to School Documentation for Students.docx

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

I love it! We are all in this together.

It is wordy, and it assumes people have higher than a 5th grade reading level. I like the intent of this. I actually love what you said - but it is my lived experience that our parents are not reading anything past the first paragraph. Your district may be completely different!

I am interested to see if any of your parents comply with the post-quarantine check list. Of course symptoms on day (11,12, etc) would send the kid home. As this phases in (and for me it will be next year because the 10-day quarantine runs into our break) - I suspect I will be a little more monitory of the kids who come back after 10 days. Don't get me wrong - I am GLAD we have better data and for the most part, our district's kids really do get sick before day 10.

Thank you for doing this work!! It's always easier to edit than it is to write.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

I also love the 10 day quarantine. I love it because it is same amount of time as isolation and folks are SO confused as to why a person that tests positive can come back potentially vs a person that is a close contact. 

But my state is also adopting the 7 day quarantine with a negative test on day 5 or later. Which, of course, is even more confusing to throw into the mix. I can do this well with staff, asking for proof of negative test on day five of later (or stick to the 10 days), but with families it is extra confusing. I'm talking with my boss today and think I just want the 10 day quarantine for students. 

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Cattz, ADN

Specializes in School Nurse. Having conversations with littles.. Has 35 years experience.

Wow. That would be really confusing. Here we go- 😮

Cattz, ADN

Specializes in School Nurse. Having conversations with littles.. Has 35 years experience.

In case it is helpful. I didn't make it clear of what checklist I am referring to in the first bullet of the guideline. I can be found here-  https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/sick-stay-home_checklist.jpg   It is a really nice visual for parents to hang on the 'frig.  

2 hours ago, JenTheSchoolRN said:

I'm talking with my boss today and think I just want the 10 day quarantine for students. 

Yup- we decided that we are sticking with the 10 days for students