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Slow the Spread - Daily Infectious Illness Guide for Families & Employees

A Daily Reference Guide

Updated October 18, 2021

Before you or your child decide to go to work or school, remember to do a daily health self-screen for any infectious illnesses. This helps protect you and others.

We recommend families use the daily health self-screen practices listed below. For your convenience, a printable flyer, Bulloch County Schools Infectious Illness Guide in English and Spanish, is also posted on this page for you to print and place on your refrigerator or another easy reference point to remind you and your family to follow these steps.

Look for Symptoms

Look dialy for these possible symptoms of illness among members of your household:

  • Body or Muscle Aches
  • Chills
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache (Severe)
  • Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
  • 100 degree fever with other symptoms
  • 100.4 degree fever without other symptoms
Stay Home for 10 full days when:

Stay home for 10 full days when:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You have symptoms of COVID-19 but you have not been tested, unless a doctor provides a note, with an alterante date you can return to work or school.
  • You have a confirmed-positive case of COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms or have mild symptoms.
  • You are exposed to COVID-19 outside of school.
  • You live with someone who has a confirmed-positive case of COVID-19, unless you are fully vaccinated.
  • You are waiting for COVID-19 test results.
  • Note: Your Day One of isolation or quarantine is the day after symptoms begin or the day after exposure to a confirmed-positive COVID-19 case outside of school.  This online isolation and quarantine calculator can assist you as well.
When Close Contacts to COVID Occur at School Remember this:
  • If you are a close contact to a confirmed-positive COVID-19 case in our school district, you do not have to stay home. Consider wearing a mask two weeks. 
  • Close contacts with a confirmed-positive case of COVID-19 are not sick, but be aware and look for possible symptoms. You are not required to be tested to remain at work or school. 
  • If you develop symptoms, you must stay home for 10 days from the day symptoms start.
  • If you are a close contact, you may also choose to quarantine: For 7-days (If tested on or after day 5, and it is negative, return on day 8) or 10-to-14 days (if you do not test and you remain well, return on day 11 or 15).
Reminders:
  • Masks are encouraged, but not required.
  • Persons who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not have to quarantine due to close contact with a confirmed-positive case of COVID-19 unless they begin to have symptoms.
  • Free weekly meals are available for pick up for children who are isolated or quarantined.
  • For the time period a child is isolated or quarantined, they are provided distance learning by the school district.
we will contact you:
  • Parents and employees: Please report confirmed-positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts outside of school to us.  The preferred method to report these is online here or by using the QR code on the Bulloch County Schools Infectious Illness Guide. If you do not have the ability to report them electronically, you may also call your school.
  • Once we receive official notice of a COVID-19 case, we will contact you if your child was a close contact to the case.
  • We send out messages each weeknight at 6:30 p.m. The message gives you the date of exposure and steps to follow.
  • Bulloch County Schools does not conduct COVID-19 testing, nor do we receive testing results from medical providers.
  • Bulloch County Schools is unable to control the time it takes to process COVID-19 tests or receive positive reports.
Free COVID-19 Testing for Community

The Georgia Department of Public Health partners with Mako Medical to offer COVID-19 testing. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address.

For the Southeast Health District, Mako Medical operates these testing sites in our area: Bulloch, Laurens and Coffee counties. To register for COVID-19 testing at one of these locations, visit this website.  The Bulloch County site is located in downtown Statesboro in the parking lot located on the East Side of Railroad Street between Hill Street and Courtland Street. Look for the white tent. It is a drive-thru testing site.

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Each year in October and November, Bulloch County Schools hosts flu vaccine clinics for employees and substitutes, their household dependents, and our students.  Learn more here.

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