SCHOOL NURSE

Ms. Melissa McDonald BSN, RN
mcdonaldm@barringtonschools.org
401-247-3166

HMS COVID Test Consent Form

VACCINATION:

  • Information about registering for a COVID-19 vaccine can be HERE

  • Vaccination remains the most powerful strategy to keep children and families healthy and students learning in person and involved in extracurricular activities

  • Fully vaccinated students and staff who aren’t showing symptoms are exempt from quarantine

  • Important Forms For Parents

Dear Families:

We wanted to provide you with an overview of post-vaccination protocols and a voluntary request for proof of vaccination for your child(ren). School Protocol (Post-vaccination)

If your child gets their vaccine and comes to school the next day, this is the protocol you should follow. 

  • If they feel well, they may come to school/work.  

  • If they develop symptoms of illness while at school, the school nurse teacher will contact you.

  • If they do not feel well, but you are not sure if they should come to school, reach out to your school nurse for guidance. 

  • If they have two or more symptoms (not including arm soreness), they should stay home and monitor to ensure symptoms are related to the vaccine. Generally, symptoms are mild and last a day or less. Everyone responds differently, so this may differ from person to person. 

  • If symptoms do not go away in a day or worsen, consult with your PCP for follow-up recommendations regarding if COVID-19 testing is indicated. 

Remember, it takes approximately 2 weeks after the final vaccination to develop immunity against COVID-19.

If you provide proof of vaccination for your child, they will be exempt from close contact quarantine two weeks after their final vaccination. 

Please submit proof of vaccination by completing the linked form: HMS Vaccination Form

You will need a Google Gmail account to submit the image of the vaccination card on the form. If you do not have your own Gmail, you can submit using your child’s Barrington Gmail Account. 

Your school nurses are here for you if you have specific questions. Please reach out to the nurse in your respective building, as we are happy to help answer any questions you have.

On behalf of the nurses,


COVID 19 Information

 

 

HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS

Why Should I Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

GUIDANCE FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK RESPONSE PROTOCOLS

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED LINK TO THE PK - 12 OUTBREAK RESPONSE PROTOCOLS BOOK

Quarantine Changes:

  • Quarantine for 7 days with a PCR test on day 5 or later, and return to school with a negative test on day 8.

  • Even after ending your quarantine, watch for symptoms for a full 14 days.

Testing of ALL Close Contacts who have not tested positive in the past 90 days

Unvaccinated Close Contacts (including those who meet the close contact exemption)

• People who are not fully vaccinated should get tested immediately after being identified as a close contact. If test results are negative, they should get tested again right away if symptoms develop during quarantine or five to seven days after last exposure.

Vaccinated Close Contacts (including those who meet the close contact exemption)

• Fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 should get tested three to five days after exposure. They should wear masks in public indoor settings outside of K-12 for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.

Close Contact in the Home for Those Not Vaccinated - Return on Day 18 with Test

  1. No Changes. Quarantine begins after day 10 of the positive household member’s quarantine and lasts for 7 days, with testing required on day 5 or later of the close contact’s quarantine.

People Who Do Not Want to Test and Are Not Vaccinated Require a 14 Day Quarantine with Return on Day 15

PEOPLE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED

Close Contact Change for Those Vaccinated

1.No quarantine with proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson)

Travel Quarantine for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination prior to trip (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson)

Travel Quarantine for those Unvaccinated: Recommended

  1. Unvaccinated travel outside of the United States requires a PCR test on day

    five, returning to BPS on day 8, monitoring for 14 days, as it can take several days for the test to show positive.

Close Contact in the Home for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson). In school Binax for 5 days.

If you get symptoms of COVID-19, isolate at home, call your healthcare provider, and get a COVID-19 test.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TESTING INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS

Update 8/27/21

Seasonal Allergies or Covid-19