Health Resources - For Staff

COVID-19 Information

Quick Links

Symptoms of Covid-19 and info on when to stay home from school
Covid-19 Decision Tree
What to do when staying home with Covid symptoms
Daily Contact Log
Covid-19 Travel Guidance from the Wisconsin Public Health Dept

 

Key points to keep in mind

 

We are following the guidelines provided by the Sheboygan County Division of Public Health.

Those guidelines determine when students and staff should stay home -- and when they can come back to school. That is why you may be told to quarantine at home after a potential exposure, and why you may see those who have had Covid-19 back at school. Please know that our school nurses are collaborating closely with Public Health and working hard to keep everyone as safe as possible.

 

Please be vigilant about following our protocols.

Don't be anyone's close contact. Don't spend more than 15 minutes within 6 feet of anyone. Don't eat within 6 feet of anyone for any amount of time. Don't take selfies, even while wearing masks. Don't touch others, including hugs, high-fives, elbow bumps, etc. Call, rather than talking in person.

Wear a mask whenever you're inside, and when you're outside and can't distance yourself adequately from others.

Wash or sanitize your hands frequently, and cover coughs and sneezes, ideally with a tissue.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How many people in our schools have Covid-19? How many are quarantined?

See the Covid-19 Case and Quarantine Count chart in the Covid-19 section at the top of the Health Services - For Families webpage.

 

When should I (or my students) stay home?

As always, do not come to school with the following:
Fever greater than 100°F, until you have been fever-free for 48 hours without the help of fever-reducing medications
Vomiting within the past 48 hours
Diarrhea within the past 48 hours
NOTE: All three of these are symptoms of Covid-19, as well as other illnesses.

Also do not come with any of these other symptoms of Covid-19:
• Cough (new, unexplained)
• Shortness of breath
• Loss of smell or taste (new)
OR 2 or more of the following:
• Chills or shivering
• Sore throat
• Fatigue (unusual)
• Muscle pain (unexplained)
• Headache (new or not typical)
• Nausea
• Congestion / runny nose

Also do not come to school if:
• You or anyone in your household tested positive for Covid-19 within the previous 10 days
• You or anyone in your household is waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test
• You had close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes) with someone who has tested Covid-19 positive within the previous 14 days

 

What if I have Covid concerns and am unsure about coming to school?

  1. Review the symptoms above and The Covid-19 Decision Tree
  2. If you believe there is a reason to stay home, contact your principal.
  3. The principal will contact the school nurse, who will contact you as soon as possible.

 

What does quarantine mean? What is isolation?

Quarantine separates individuals who were exposed to a contagious disease, to see if they too get sick. Anyone determined to be a close contact of someone with Covid-19 will need to quarantine at home for 14 days after the last contact. You also will need to quarantine if you are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test, or are a household member or other close contact of someone who is awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test.

If you are quarantined due to close contact at school, other household members may continue to attend school and work, as long as no one in the household develops symptoms or tests positive for Covid-19.

If you remain healthy throughout the quarantine, you may return to school after the 14 days. If symptoms develop or you test positive for Covid-19, this will start an isolation process.

Isolation keeps individuals with a contagious disease away from healthy people. Those who have tested positive for Covid-19 should isolate at home for at least 10 days after symptoms began (NOT 10 days after a Covid-19 test, though if there are no symptoms the test date is used). You may return to school after the 10 days IF you have been fever free for 24 hours and other symptoms have greatly improved.

Isolation + Quarantine can occur if you are in contact with someone who has Covid-19 and cannot completely stay away from them (such as a household member). You may need to stay home for 24 days -- to cover the 10 days of isolation plus an additional 14 days to be sure you don't become ill.

 

What about testing?

Public Health asks that you seek testing only if you or a household member have symptoms. Please note: A negative Covid-19 test will not shorten the 14-day quarantine.

If you do pursue testing, please visit the Public Health Department Testing Information webpage to find a community testing site.

Some have asked why we can't just require a negative Covid-19 test for staff and students to return to school. We are following the guidelines provided by the county Division of Public Health, which relies on other factors to determine when someone is out of the contagious phase. Isolation periods are determined based on symptom start dates, not test dates.

 

Videos

School During Covid-19 by Anne Nelson

School During Covid-19, Part 1
School During Covid-19, Part 2

Returning to School playlist prepared by Sara Stout

Chapter 1: Introduction (for All)
Chapter 2: Keeping School Open & Healthy (For Students & Families)
Chapter 3: Face Mask Info (for Families & Staff)
Chapter 4: Additional Face Mask Info (For Staff)
Chapter 5: Symptoms of covid-19 (For All)
Chapter 6: Additional Information (for Teachers)
Chapter 7: Mitigation Measures (for All)
 

Forms For Staff

Forms For Staff

Forms For Secretaries

 

Blood Borne Pathogen Information

Blood Borne Pathogen Training
Blood Borne Pathogens Incident Report
Blood Borne Pathogen Post-Exposure Plan
 

Medical Emergency Response Alert

Medical Emergency Response Alert Procedure
Medical Emergency Response: MERT Team Responsibilities
Medical Emergency Response: All Staff Responsibilities
Medical Emergency Response Alert: Classroom Guidelines
"Good Samaritan Law" Summary
 

CPR and First Aid Classes

Click here for more information
 

Concussions

Click here for more information
 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Click here for more information
 

Diabetes Information

All staff who interact with a diabetic student during the school day, should watch at minimum the following "Safe at School" videos from the American Diabetic Association:
Chapter 1: Diabetes Basics (4:38 minutes)
Chapter 2: Diabetes Medical Management Plan- DMMP (2:26 minutes)
Chapter 3: Hypoglycemia (3:11 minutes)
Chapter 6: Glucagon Administration (2:23 minutes)

All staff members who care for a diabetic student during the school day or during a field trip, should watch all of the above videos and the following:
Chapter 4: Hyperglycemia (1:52 minutes)
Chapter 5: Blood Glucose Monitoring (2:21 minutes)
Chapter 7: Insulin Basics (3:35 minutes)

These videos are optional and can be viewed for greater understanding of diabetes and its management:
Chapter 8: Insulin by Syringe& Vial (3:05 minutes)
Chapter 9: Insulin by Pen (2:01 minutes)
Chapter 10: Insulin by Pump (1:50 minutes)
Chapter 11: Ketones (2:31 minutes)
Chapter 12: Nutrition & Physical Activity (2:30 minutes)
Chapter 13: Legal Considerations (2:59 minutes)
 

Emergency Medication Training

Epinephrine, Glucagon, rescue inhalers and seizure medications (such as Diazepam and Clonazepam) are used for medical emergencies. Each student who has one of these medications ordered has a health plan which describes when to use it. Refer to their Individual Health Plan under the IHP tab in Skyward or speak to a district nurse.

If you have a student who has been prescribed one of these medications, per their health plan, do the following:
1. Watch the DPI video
2. Complete the Quiz
3. Have the Quiz results emailed to your school nurse (Anne Nelson, grades 3K-5, or Sara Stout, grades 6-12+)
4. Request and then attend a hands-on session with your school nurse.

The video (knowledge) portion needs to be viewed at least once every four years. The hands-on training should be reviewed yearly.

EPINEPHRINE (EpiPens, Auvi-Q, etc) for severe allergic reactions
1. Watch DPI video instruction (7:16 minutes)
    * Helpful Epinephrine Procedure Notes
2. Complete Quiz

RECTAL DIAZEPAM for seizure disorder
1. Watch DPI video instruction (6:00 minutes)
    * Helpful Diazepam Procedure Notes
2. Complete Quiz

GLUCAGON for low blood sugar emergencies
1. Watch DPI video instruction (7:19 minutes)
    * Helpful Glucagon Procedure Notes
2. Complete Quiz

RESCUE INHALER for asthma
1. Watch DPI video instruction (4:39 minutes)
    * Helpful Rescue Inhaler Procedure Notes
2. Complete Quiz

BUCCAL SEIZURE MEDICATION
1. Watch DPI video instruction
    * Helpful Buccal Medication Procedure Notes
2. Complete Quiz

INTRANASAL SEIZURE MEDICATION
1. Watch DPI video instruction
    * Helpful Intranasal Medication Procedure Notes
2. Complete Quiz

 

Medication Administration Principles

According to Wis. Stat. sec. 118.29, Wisconsin school personnel and volunteers must be trained and found competent before administering certain medications to students. Follow this link for Basic Medication Administration Principles for Wisconsin Schools. Once you complete the program, take the quiz, print it out and give it to the nurse at your building.
• Target Audience: school staff members, volunteers, para-educators, administrators and nursing personnel who do, will or may administer a medication during the school day or on a field trip.
• Time to complete: 15 minutes
• Frequency: This program should be viewed at minimum once every 4 years.

This is a basic medication training program and does not automatically allow you to administer medications to students.
It is recommended that this program be completed before viewing and completing route-specific medication training.

See Additional Considerations for Medication Administration.

 

Diabetic Medication Training

Any staff member who cares for a diabetic student directly or may accompany a diabetic student off school property should complete the following:
1. Watch the DPI video
2. Print out and take the Quiz
3. Give the quiz to the nurse of your building and schedule a time to do hands-on training with her.
4. Attend the hands-on training session.

The video (knowledge) portion needs to be viewed at least every four years. The hands-on training should be reviewed yearly.

Insulin by SYRINGE
1. Watch DPI video instruction (6:20 minutes)
    * Insulin by Syringe Procedure Notes
2. Complete Quiz

Insulin by PEN
1. Watch DPI video instruction (5:29 minutes)
    * Insulin by Pen Procedure Notes
2. Complete Quiz

Glucagon by nasal powder-BAQSIMI (for low blood sugar emergencies)
1. Watch video instruction

GLUCAGON by Injection (for low blood sugar emergencies)
1. Watch DPI video instruction (7:19 minutes)
    * Helpful Glucagon Procedure Notes
2. Complete Quiz

See Forms for Staff for a handy 2-page guide to interpret signs and symptoms of High and Low Blood Glucose. It's called Diabetic Signs & Symptoms.

 

Medication Training

Medication training for administering oral medications must be completed by every secretary, health aide or staff member who administers oral pills or liquids to students during school hours or during school-sponsored activities. Each staff member should complete the following:
1. Watch the DPI video for each medication route
2. Print out and take the Quiz
3. Give the quiz to the nurse of your building and schedule a time to do hands-on training with her
4. Attend the hands-on training session.

The video (knowledge) portion needs to be viewed at least once every four years. The hands-on training should be reviewed yearly. The other non-oral medication modules should be completed by staff members who may need to administer a medication to a student by another route other than by mouth.

ORAL Medication
1. Watch DPI video instruction (32:20 minutes)
2. Complete Quiz

TOPICAL Medication
1. Watch DPI video instruction (10:55 minutes)
2. Complete Quiz

EYE Medication
1. Watch DPI video instruction (6:55 minutes)
2. Complete Quiz

EAR Medication
1. Watch DPI video instruction (7:30 minutes)
2. Complete Quiz

INHALER Medication with a spacer
1. Watch DPI video instruction (4:39 minutes)
2. Complete Quiz

Medication via Low-Profile G-tube Ostomy by gravity
1. Watch DPI video instruction (4:04 minutes)
2. Complete Quiz

Nebulizer Medication
1. Watch DPI video instruction (2:15 minutes)
2. Complete Quiz