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Covid-19 Reporting

If for any reason, any member of your household has to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19, click the link below. Please include your student’s name, class and teacher, date when quarantine/isolation began and the last day that your student was on campus FOR ANY REASON.
Prior to school each morning, all parents must assess their student(s), and every teacher and staff member must perform a self-assessment, by answering each question below:

1. Does your child have any of the symptoms listed below? If your student has experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours, do NOT send them to school:

  • Fever of 100°F and above
  • Body aches
  • Chills/shaking
  • New or unusual congestion or runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat

*If your Preschool student has taken medication to address any of these symptoms, he/she must be medication-free for 24 hours before a return to school can be considered. If your Preschool student has a documented preexisting condition (i.e. allergies), you should take that into account as you review the above symptoms. If any of the above are present, your student must STAY HOME.

2. Within the past 10 days, have you received a positive test result for an active COVID-19 infection? 

If any of the answers are yes to any of the above OR the student/faculty/staff member has a temperature reading of 100°F  or above, the individual is not cleared to enter the school/building.

Please note: Screening questions may change as additional information regarding symptoms and spread is known.

(Derived from Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta (CHOA) Human Resources Employee Plan)

List of 3 items.

  • What to do if you have symptoms

    If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, you should not come to campus and email nurse@prumc.org.
  • When can you return to campus after illness

    The Preschool is following the latest Georgia Department of Public Health Guidance, coupled with the CDC guidance, regarding the Return to School Strategy, which is determined based on a person’s health status (dated July 22, 2020).

    Symptomatic persons with confirmed COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19
    Who had mild or moderate illness can return to school or childcare after:
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
    • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
    • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved
    Who had severe to critical illness (if they were hospitalized for shortness of breath, pneumonia, low oxygen levels, respiratory failure, septic shock, and/or multiple organ failure)  can return to school or childcare after: 
    • At least 20 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
    • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
    • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved

    Asymptomatic persons with confirmed COVID-19:
    Who are not severely immunocompromised can return to school or childcare after: 
    • At least 10 days have passed since the positive laboratory test and the person remains asymptomatic
    Who are severely immunocompromised can return to school or childcare after:
    • At least 10 days have passed since the positive laboratory test and the person remains asymptomatic
    Note, asymptomatic persons who test positive and later develop symptoms should follow the guidance for symptomatic persons above. 

    Asymptomatic persons who have a known exposure to a person with COVID-19 can return to school or childcare after:
    • They have completed all requirements in the DPH guidance for persons exposed to COVID-19 found at https://dph.georgia.gov/contact
    • Of note, if this person is tested for COVID-19 during the 14-day quarantine period, a negative test result would not change or decrease the time a person is quarantined.

    Both CDC and DPH DO NOT recommend using a test-based strategy for children or adults returning to school or childcare (2 negative tests at least 24 hours apart) after COVID-19 infection. ‡ CDC has reported prolonged PCR positive test results without evidence of infectiousness for up to 12 weeks. 

    Please note: If a household member tests positive for COVID-19, all individuals living in the household will be required to quarantine for 14 days after their last contact with the infected family member.
    (CHOA and in line with CDC, California School Plan, modified with guidance from Infectious Disease specialist at CHOA)

    Click here for a detailed scenarios pertaining to exposure and when to start and end quarantine.
  • Covid Vocabulary

    It is important to define COVID-19 related terminology so you can best understand how we manage these cases and notify anyone who has come into contact with cases.

    “Case” is defined as a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

    “Contact” refers to a person who had exposure to a case while the case was infected.

    “Infected” is defined as the period during the illness or within two days before the illness began.

    “Direct contact” is defined as the following: When a person comes closer than 6 feet to a case for at least 15 minutes, provided care at home to the case, had direct physical contact with the case (touched, hugged, or kissed them), shared eating or drinking utensils with the case, and/or on whom the case sneezed, coughed, or other action which is concerning for spreading respiratory droplets. Individuals who have come into direct contact with the case must quarantine for 14 days.

    “Proximate Exposed Contact” is defined as someone exposed to a case who was more than 6 feet away but in the same room for an extended period of time with the case. “Secondary Contact or Secondarily Exposed Contact* is defined as exposure to a primarily exposed contact. Safety measures in place include hybrid schedule of attendance for students (1/3 student body at a time); mandated masks for all faculty, staff and students; social distancing at all times when possible; daily temperature taking; disinfecting of all desks between each class period during the day and during the evening hours, and all classrooms are thoroughly sanitized with a hydrostatic disinfecting sprayer. Because of these extensive safety measures, we are leaving the decision of quarantining up to the families who receive (emailed) letters of proximate exposed contact and secondary contact or secondarily exposed contact.
    Isolation vs. Quarantine

    We isolate CASES of COVID 19, and we quarantine CONTACTS.  Isolation is meant to keep infectious people away from healthy people, and quarantine is intended to keep exposed people (who could become infectious) away from people who have not been exposed.
Located on PRUMC’s beautiful Buckhead campus, The Preschool is an independent, faith based school, for children 12 months through 6 years-old. We are committed to nurturing the whole child in preparation for the most distinguished public and private primary schools in Atlanta.