District Point of Contact: Kristi Wooten, RN
Following the recommendation of Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health, the Genoa Central School District has adopted new CDC guidelines for COVID-19 as it relates to quarantines.
Individuals identified as a close contact can choose one of the following options:
Option 1: The student or staff member can return to campus on Day 11 if they have not developed any symptoms.
Option 2: The student or staff member can return to campus on Day 8 only if they received a negative test after Day 5 of becoming a close contact and developed no symptoms during those days.
These options are available ONLY if the individual has no symptoms. If symptoms develop during quarantine, the person should immediately isolate and get tested, even if he or she had a negative test during quarantine. Contact the school nurse immediately with test results that return positive.
Please be patient as the nurses are communicating the new dates and options to students and staff who are currently in quarantine.
If you have any questions, please contact District POC.
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48 HOUR RULE
ALWAYS remember that if your child has the flu keep them home until they are fever free WITHOUT medications for 48 hours. This will help prevent the spread of the flu. Being fever free for 48 hours WITHOUT medication is not only SCHOOL POLICY, it is also a recommendation from the CDC and your PHYSICIAN. Refer to the Genoa Central Student Handbook_2020 section 4.34- COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PARASITES.
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It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It's quick, it's simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick.
Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs.
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There is no anti-viral treatment for measles. Measles is a serious illness:
· Thirty of every 100 people with measles will develop complications that may require intervention or even hospitalization, including ear infections, diarrhea, pneumonia, brain damage or disability.
· About 25 of every 100 measles patients end up in a hospital.
· One person in every 1,000 people with measles experiences brain swelling.
· Measles can be deadly and one to two people in every 1,000 with measles will die.
“The fact that measles was controlled in this country by 2000, less than 40 years after vaccines were developed, was proof that vaccinating our population was the right thing to do,” Dr. Meeks said. “It is a strategy that has saved countless lives and prevented untold amounts of illness and suffering. But it is a strategy that requires diligence and consistency.”
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According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (Feb. 2019), Texas ranks #2 among states for the number of reported human trafficking cases. Human trafficking does happen in our communities . With Arkansas sharing a state line with Texas we are put at an elevated risk of either knowing of a situation or being in situations of Human Trafficking. Be aware, Be safe. This article will help parents learn how to talk to their kids about it.
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