• July 9, 2020

    West Ada Athletic Participants and Families,

    The West Ada School District recognizes the benefit of our student’s participating in extra-curricular activities. The opportunity to be a part of a team, encouraging physical fitness, enhancing individual immunity, and mental/emotional well-being are a few examples of these benefits. During this time with Covid-19, our district will continue to balance the benefits of extra-curricular participation with any health risks that may arise. To accomplish this, the following is needed from all stakeholders.

    Parents:

    1. Continually monitor your children for symptoms.
    2. Isolate and seek medical support if your student is showing any symptoms.
    3. Remind your student to use good sanitation practices.
    4. Encourage students to physical distance during all summer activities.
    5. Communicate with head coach if any concerns arise.
    6. Remember to respect confidentiality when discussing any student’s health

    Students:

    1. Be good examples of sanitation practices
      1. Wash your hands on a frequent and consistent basis
      2. Practice physical distancing from others
      3. Keep your hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes.
    2. Keep consistent social groups to minimize any spread of Covid-19 in all summer activities.
    3. Remember your personal health can have an impact on your team, your school and all athletics so don’t ignore symptoms. If you are feeling any symptoms stay home and let your coach know that you won’t be at practice.

    Program/Coach:

    1. Encourage physical distancing in all activities.
      1. Consistent groups for tracing purposes
      2. Limit activities to less than 15 minutes if physical distancing cannot occur.
      3. Require sanitation practices on a consistent basis.
    2. Be consistent in checking with students and how they are feeling.
    3. Communicate with parents and offer support in addressing any Covid-19 concern
    4. Respect confidentiality with all members of the program.
    5. Communicate with building and district administration when made aware of concerns
    6. Follow established protocols when addressing Covid-19 concerns

    Administration:

    1. Work with programs in providing a safe/clean environment for our student athletes.
    2. Continually communicate with programs and parents on current best practices.
    3. Serve as liaison between schools and Central District Health to address issues in a swift and timely manner.
    4. Respect confidentiality with all individuals of any health-related concern.
  • CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH GUIDELINES

    Decision Tree for People with COVID-19 Symptoms in Youth, Student, and Child Care Programs


    For people (e.g., children, care providers, or staff) who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, send home or deny entry and reference the exclusion criteria in this document to determine when they may return.
    Symptoms of COVID-19 include: new onset cough or shortness of breath by themselves OR at least 2 of the following: fever (100.4ºF or higher), chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste, and gastrointestinal symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea.
    If a person has a new symptom (for example, new loss of smell only) with no other diagnosis to explain it, they should stay home and talk to their health care provider about testing for COVID-19, even if it is the only symptom they are experiencing.
    For people who received a laboratory test for COVID-19

    What to do if you’re waiting for COVID-19 test results Positive test result:

    Stay home at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND until no fever for at least 3 days without medication AND improvement of other symptoms.
    Siblings and household members also stay home for 14 days.
    Negative test result but symptoms with no other diagnosis: Stay home at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND until no fever for at least 3 days without medication AND improvement of other symptoms.
    Siblings and household members also stay home for 14 days.
    For people with a COVID-19 diagnosis without a lab test OR people with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 without a medical evaluation (e.g., monitoring symptoms at home)

    Stay home at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND until no fever for at least 3 days without medication AND improvement of other symptoms.
    Siblings and household members also stay home for 14 days.
    For people with other diagnoses (e.g., norovirus, strep throat) that explain the symptoms, or when a health care provider says symptoms are connected to a pre-existing condition

    Stay home until symptoms have improved. Follow specific return guidance from the health care provider or follow the Infectious Diseases in Childcare Settings and Schools Manual www.hennepin.us/daycaremanual 
    If symptoms related to a pre-existing condition change or worsen, talk to a health care provider to determine next steps.
    Siblings and household members do not need to stay home.

Last Modified on July 15, 2020