Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As always, safety is our number one priority at CVCHS. Everyone is aware that the spread of COVID-19 is constantly evolving. During this time, CVCHS is working closely with our own health experts, the County Department of Health and the County Department of Education to provide the most up to date guidance and information for our students and families.
What is Clayton Valley doing?
- Hand sanitizing dispensers are being installed throughout the school and sufficient refills are being purchased
- Hand washing stations (outside of regular restrooms) are being piloted in strategic locations. As demand for this increases, we will increase the number of stations on campus.
- Daily sanitizing of frequently touched surfaces
- Students identified with symptoms and a fever will be separated and sent home from school
- Handwashing and respiratory etiquette signs posted throughout the school
- Ensuring the bathrooms are fully stocked with soap and paper towels multiple times a day
Families and students – please note that we are experiencing vandalism in our restrooms which does impact our efforts to offer soap and paper towels at all times. Please ensure that we all work together to leave facilities in a better state than we found them. Families - we need your help.
School Health Policy
- Please have arrangements in place to pick your student up from school in the event that they are reported ill by the school nurse.
- Students with any fever and/or respiratory symptoms should not come to school.
- If you have a fever above 100.4 you should stay home from school. Signs of fever include headache, warm forehead, chills, general weakness, aching muscles, sore eyes, loss of appetite, and dehydration (if you are unable to take your temperature). You can return to school 24 hours after the fever is gone (or symptoms are gone).
- Stay home from school if you are having a sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, cough, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, or other signs of illness. Return to school when symptoms have been gone for 24 hours, unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
- Public health requests that you remain home from school for 14 days (your day of return is day 1) if you or a family member has traveled to a level 3 country within the past 14 days (Italy, China, Iran, or South Korea).
How do we stay healthy?
Maximum benefit occurs when all of the above measures are available in addition to practicing proper respiratory etiquette and keeping your students who are ill home from school. A student must stay home if they have had a fever of 100.4 or higher within the past 24 hours (fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol cannot be used to consider a student fever-free). Respiratory etiquette is as follows:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (hand sanitizers are acceptable if soap and water is not available, but they must have at least 60% alcohol)
- Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow or a tissue when coughing/sneezing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Educate your students to not share water bottles, chapstick, etc.
- If you or someone you know has a fever and feels sick, please:
- Stay home and avoid contact with others. Seek medical care right away, however before seeking care please call ahead to report symptoms
- Follow the CDC guidelines for using a facemask:
- CDC does not recommend using a facemask to protect against respiratory diseases, including COVID-19
- Facemasks should only be used by those showing symptoms of the coronavirus to help prevent its spread
The Public Health Department recommends the following Screening Tool to decide if your student should stay home from school: Parent Illness Screening Form
Other Sources of Information:
Symptoms of COVID-19:
- Fever over 100.4 degrees
- Vomiting (even once) or diarrhea
- General feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches, chills
- Frequent wet or croupy cough
- Contact your healthcare provider if your student: has symptoms that persist beyond 10 days, has severe or unusual symptoms, or is in a high-risk category.