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Cor Jesu Academy Health Protocols

Parents are required to observe the following protocols should their daughter become ill:

FEVER:
Any student with a fever of 100 degrees F or higher should not attend school. They should not return until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (temperature of 100 or higher) or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine (e.g., Tylenol).
 

Vomiting/Diarrhea:
Students who have vomited or had diarrhea should be kept at home and should return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
 

Strep Throat:
A student with symptoms of strep throat must stay home from school until evaluated by a medical provider. The student diagnosed with strep throat may return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has been started.
 

COVID-19:
Parents should screen their children for symptoms each day before sending them to school.  A checklist can be found further down on this page. Cor Jesu is following the guideline for screening COVID-19 symptoms or exposure prepared by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health for K-12 schools.

Home Screening Checklist for COVID-19:

Parents please check your daughters each morning before allowing them to come to school. If they have any of these symptoms they should stay home from school.

_____Cough
_____Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
_____New loss of taste or smell
_____Fever _______ Temperature over 100 must stay home
_____Chills
_____Congestion or runny nose
_____Nausea or _____vomiting _____Diarrhea
_____Sore throat
_____Headache
_____Fatigue-feeling weak and tired
_____Muscle or body aches
_____Exposed to someone with COVID

If your child has any of these symptoms, this could indicate a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others.

Mask Requirements

Masks are required for anyone entering Cor Jesu.  Students and faculty must wear masks (no logos or printing) at all times while in the building.

In order to be effective, a mask must be worn correctly.  Cor Jesu follows the CDC guidelines for the correct use of masks:

Wear your Mask Correctly:

  • Wash your hands before putting on your mask
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Make sure you can breathe easily

 
Wear a Mask to Protect Others

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms
  • Wear a mask in public settings when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when it may be difficult for you to stay six feet apart
  • Wear a mask correctly for maximum protection
  • Don’t put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead
  • Don’t touch the mask, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect​

Follow Everyday Health Habits

  • Stay at least 3 feet away from others
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds each time
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

 

Social Distancing

Cor Jesu recommends that all faculty, staff and students practice social distancing per CDC guidelines.

Limiting close face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 3 feet (about 1 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household when indoors.

Why practice social distancing?
 

COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay at least 3-6 feet away from others when possible, even if you—or they—do not have any symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Although the risk of severe illness may be different for everyone, anyone can get and spread COVID-19, vaccinated and unvaccinated. Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread and protecting themselves, their family, and their community. Social distancing should be practiced in combination with other everyday preventive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you are sick with COVID-19, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people until it is safe to be around others.

If a Student has COVID-19 Symptoms while on Campus

If a student is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at school, she will be directed to our school nurse. There she will be evaluated and sent home to obtain a PCR or rapid COVID test. Upon returning to school, parents will provide the school nurse with documentation of a negative test or the daughter will return after the allotted time specified in the quarantining period following a positive test. Our nurse, counselors, teachers, and Student Learning Center will work with students to ensure their educational needs are met during this time.

The best way to slow the spread of infection and protect against severe disease and death from COVID-19 is getting vaccinated. If you choose to have your daughter receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please send a copy of the card into the school nurse.

Cor Jesu is committed to the health and well-being of all students, families, faculty and staff. We will continue to evaluate our need for masks and social distancing.

Health Forms

School forms for returning and incoming/transfer students are due in May and July of each school year.  Please visit the link below for more information:

 

More Information About Required Health Forms

 

More Resources

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Questions?

If you have any questions about the information on this page or any other health questions, please contact School Nurse, Emily Grimm at 314.842.4429 ext. 275 or 3.14.300.6394 or by email at egrimm@corjesu.org.

 


School Nurse

314-842-4429 ext 275 or 314-300-6394