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Stop the Spread - Daily Health Self-Checks

A Daily Reference Guide

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

We recommend families use the daily health self-screen practices listed below. For your convenience, a printable flyer is 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 this routine each day. 

Step One: Monitor All Members of your household

Continuously monitor members of your household for the following symptoms of an infectious illness:

  • Body Aches
  • Chills
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
  • Sore Throat
Step Two: Should you keep your child home?

Keep your child home when he or she is sick, exposed to an infectious illness, or awaiting infectious illness test results. 

Do not send your child to school if any of the following apply to your child:

  • Exhibits any of the above symptoms that are inconsistent with any other expected seasonal health conditions (such as allergies), other common illnesses, or ongoing chronic conditions.
  • Lives in the same household as a person with an infectious illness, such as COVID-19.
  • Provides care for a person with an infectious illness.
  • Has close contact (within six feet) of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more.
  • Has direct contact with secretions from a person with an infectious illness(e.g., being coughed on, kissed, shared utensils, etc.)
  • Has been tested for an infectious illness and is awaiting results.
  • You provide care for a person with an infectious illness.
Step Three: Inform Your Child's school
  • Call your child’s school if he or she is absent due to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.
  • Always inform the school of your child’s absences so that they may be coded as excused or unexcused. 
  • School district employees should contact their supervisor if he or she is absent due to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.
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.

Key Health Protocols

Review our Return-to-School Plan for 2021-2022 to help responsibly mitigate illness and infection.