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Students Who Need Medical Attention Including Due to COVID-Like Symptoms

In an effort to assist Atlanta Public Schools in promoting a healthy and safe environment, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our district, isolation guidance will be followed based on Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation.

There may be indications when a student or staff member have become infected with COVID-19 or other illness. Students or staff that present with communicable symptoms must be evaluated and isolated for a short period of time in school’s designated Care room.

Staff or students that present with symptoms of communicable disease while at school should be evaluated by the school nurse or trained designee. The individual should be familiar with:

  • How disease spreads
  • How to identify disease symptoms
  • How to protect themselves
  • Environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures
  • When to contact District Health Services

Individuals who have been identified as having COVID-19 symptoms or have answered yes to questions on the screening questionnaire must be isolated from the general population or students and staff.