Student Illness Protocol

If your student is experiencing 1 or more COVID like symptoms (see below)* for more than 24 hours, they may return to school when they have one of the following:  

A negative COVID test and are feeling better.  Proof of a negative test must be provided to the school before returning.  Test results must include the student’s name and date of birth. 

A note from a healthcare provider with an alternative diagnosis

It has been 10 days since the start of illness and symptoms are improved and fever free for 24 hours.



If your student was in close contact with someone with COVID or has tested positive for COVID, please contact your school immediately at (253) 566-5650 to determine when they can return.   


If you have further questions, please contact our school nurse, Sophia Schelling at sschelling@upsd83.org.  You can also contact the Assistant Principal/Covid Supervisor Dusty Broome at dbroome@upsd83.org.  



Covid symptoms:

*Fever (100.4 F or higher)
Cough
Loss of taste or smell
Chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Headache
Muscle pain or body aches
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea


COVID Testing Information:

SCAN - An at-home test that is delivered to your home within 24 hours, results typically within 48 hours  Fill out a brief survey online. https://www.scanpublichealth.org/

TPCHD Testing Information - Drive up and walk-up testing locations around Pierce County - Results typically within 48 hours, depending on volume - Testing Information

Walgreens - PCR (Lab test) and Rapid tests - By appointment only - https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing?ban=covidfy21_newtestingpg_travel 

Local urgent care - Many urgent care facilities have Covid testing available by appointment.