Itinerant Services & Care and Treatment Programs: Students who receive Itinerant services through 287 will follow the learning model of their home school district, and students who receive educational services through 287 Care & Treatment programs will follow a learning model decided on collaboratively by partners and 287.

Health screening: should I send my student to school?

How to screen my student before coming to school each day
Do a daily student health screening each day before your student comes to school or rides school transportation. While we won’t collect this information, we ask families to perform this simple screening each day.

Our school nurses will be the point of contact for families and caregivers for all things related to COVID-19, including reporting symptoms and positive cases of COVID-19 in the home.

Section 1: Symptoms
If your child has any of the following symptoms, your student may be sick, which affects their ability to learn and the potential of spreading illness.

Check that your child does not have these symptoms:

  • Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
  • Sore throat
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

Section 2: Close contact / potential exposure

  • Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19
  • Traveled to or lived in an area where the local, Tribal, territorial, or state health department is reporting large numbers of COVID-19 cases.
  • Live in areas of high community transmission while the school remains open

Check out the Community Mitigation Framework to learn about areas that are reporting large numbers of COVID-19 cases or live in areas of high community transmission

PASSED - Answered "NO" to all. Great, come to school!
DIDN'T PASS - "Answered "YES" to at least one. Keep your student home.

If you answered YES to at least 1 question in Section 1 and NO to at least 1 question in Section 2,
Keep your student home
Just make sure they are symptom-free for 24 hours without medicines that reduce fever before coming back to school.

If you answered YES to at least 1 question in Section 1 and Yes to at least 1 question in Section 2,
Get evaluated by a medical provider
Your student needs to be evaluated by their medical provider for possible testing. Let your school nurse know if you need help getting medical care for your student.

What's next?
If your student was positive for COVID-19 OR answered YES to at least 1 question in Section 1 and YES to at least 1 question in Section 2 (and have not yet received a negative test result) should:

  • Stay home
  • Isolate themselves from others
  • Monitor their health
  • Follow directions from their state or local health department

Your health department may contact your family for contact tracing. You should notify the contract tracer about what school your student attends.

When can my student come back to school?
Parents, caregivers, the school nurse, and the student’s healthcare provider should jointly decide when it is safe for your student to return to school.

We do not require a doctor’s note to return to school.

As soon as your student is well, we will all work together to make sure your student has opportunities to participate in classwork and to make up any missed classwork without penalty. This will help reduce anxiety about missed school opportunities.

As always, please monitor your student’s health, consult with your healthcare provider as needed, and be sure to follow the guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health about what to do if your student or someone in your household tested positive or has symptoms similar to COVID-19.

Safety Measures: Layers of Protection

287's layers of protection go far beyond masks and social distancing.