Below please find detailed procedures we will follow for probable or confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, we will continue to offer our regular nursing services. In order to manage trips to the nurse’s offices, we will also now give all faculty access in their rooms and/or buildings to full first aid kits, and they will be trained on how to identify and handle these basic needs. This will allow our nursing staff to be available, if needed, to treat students with respiratory symptoms in a more contained way. We have substitute nurses who have been trained on our systems should a nurse be out. Contact information for our nurses are:Lyndhurst: (Clinic Phone) 440-423-2100
Vicki Goodrich: (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org (Cell) 440-487-3624 Gates Mills: (Clinic Phone) 440-423-2913
Annette Thompson: (Email) email@example.com (Cell) 440-479-1307University Circle: (Clinic Phone) 440-423-8802
Gail Burns: (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org (Cell) 216-926-7972
Sheena Killings: (Email) email@example.com (Cell) 216-534-9145 If symptoms are shown during the school day:
The student will be separated from others and taken to the nurse’s office. For students who need to be escorted to the nurse, a teacher or designated person on duty will walk the child to the nurse. The student and/or teacher with the student will walk outside to get to the nurse’s office when possible. The nurse will:
Confirmed or Diagnosed Case
- Take the student’s temperature.
- Note: A fever will result in a student being sent home, in line with Hawken’s long standing policy.
- Assess the student’s symptoms.
- If needed, the student will enter the isolated rest area. All students will be required to wear a mask in the isolation rest area.
- Call the parent/guardian to pick up the student. We will ask parents to be there within the hour for pick-up, preferably within 30 minutes. Surfaces in this area will be sanitized after a student’s departure.
- Give the parent or guardian an information sheet upon pick up with helpful next steps, including our recommendation to consult with your healthcare provider.
In the event of a confirmed or diagnosed case of COVID-19, we will contact the local health department and work with them to provide information to support their contact-tracing processes. Multiple members of the COVID Response Team have been trained through Johns Hopkins in contact tracing and will help us to partner effectively with the local health department. Additionally, we will work to notify close and proximate contacts. On the following page is detailed information on our communications process.