COVID Information

If you have a COVID-related question, please email Health and Safety at healthandsafety@silverdaleba.org.

    • If one is exposed to COVID, then complete the COVID Questionnaire. Nurse Anne will email you back if there are more questions and send you your child's timeline to return to campus.

    • If one tests positive for COVID, then complete the COVID Questionnaire. Nurse Anne will email you back if there are more questions and send you your child's timeline to return to campus.

FAQs

1. What do I do if my child is sick?

If your child is sick, email awidener@silverdaleba.org AND attendance@silverdaleba.org. If your child presents with any COVID-related symptoms, your child must be cleared by a physician prior to return (doctor’s note must be sent to school nurse at 423.892.2147 or emailed to awidener@silverdaleba.org).

2. What do I do if a family member presents with COVID symptoms?

If a family member presents with COVID symptoms, then entire family needs to remain off campus until symptoms are deemed non-COVID related.

3. What do I do if a family member of a student or staff member receives COVID testing for any reason?

If a student or staff member receives COVID testing for any reason other than to leave quarantine after day 7, then other family members need to remain off campus until COVID test result is negative.

4. Do all of my kids have to remain off campus if ONE of my students or other household members are exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID?

If a sibling is sent home due to exposure, then the other siblings and parents do not have to remain off campus unless the exposed individual begins showing symptoms of COVID. At that point, the entire family would need to quarantine until the exposed, symptomatic individual receives his/her test results.

5. What is a close contact?

"Close contact is defined by CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.​ "

6. What is a household contact?


"A household contact is an individual who shares any living spaces with a case. This includes bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens, etc."

To be considered a non household contact:

• The case must never be in the same room as household members.

• The case cannot share plates, cups, dishes or phones with others.

• The case should have their own bathroom. If that isn’t possible, the household must conduct daily cleaning.

"Household contact is an individual who shares any living spaces with a case. This includes bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens, etc." When a household member that tests positive is unable to completely isolate from the rest of the family, the exposed family member's last day of exposure to the family member that tested positive is the last day of their isolation (day 10). At that point, the family members quarantine of 10 days would begin. (In the event, other family members ended up testing positive this timeline would change.)

Additional Information on COVID


Updated Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated (3/30/21)

Quarantine Guidelines Updates (Updated February 2021)

Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19

Clean & Disinfect

Allergy Symptoms vs. COVID-19 Symptoms

What does COVID-19 do to the body?

Ascend Symptoms

Tracking COVID-19 in US

Tracking COVID-19 in Hamilton County (TN)