COVID Information

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COVID information: 

Covid-19 is a new viral disease. Scientists are still learning about how it spreads, how it impacts children, and what role children may play in the spread of the disease.  People with COVID-19 have a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after an exposure.  These symptoms may include:


  • cough

  • shortness of breath

  • new loss of taste or smell

  • fatigue (tiredness)

  • muscle or body aches

  • headaches

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills

  • sore throat

  • runny or stuffy nose

  • nausea or vomiting

  • diarrhea

*It’s important to note that most children with COVID may not have a fever.

According to most recent guidelines from the Johnson County Health Department students who have any one of the red symptoms or two or more of the green symptoms will be sent home from school. Therefore if your student is experiencing any of these symptoms at home please keep them home and notify the nurse office of your student’s symptoms so you can work together to determine a safe return to school plan. 

Your child's temperature will be taken prior to getting on the bus or if a car rider, upon arriving at school. Please help us out and check your child's temperature before sending them to school and keep your child home if they are not feeling well or are showing any of the above symptoms.  You will be called and expected to pick your child up as soon as possible if they become ill.

Please contact your health care provider if you have any questions.

The Johnson County Health Department is offering free COVID  testing for anyone (including children) ages 5 and above.  You must schedule an appointment by calling  913-715-2819.

Please see the Health Resources page for more information on the COVID-19.


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