Quarantined? Here are some guidelines

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Covid-19 Artist’s rendition

Paula McCoy, Ms. Arp

Are you wondering what happens when someone is quarantined?

Paula McCoy RN, NCSN Lead School Nurse, Greenbrier County Schools, who tirelessly works for Greenbrier County Public schools to keep students, staff and families safe from Covid-19, sent this message to us today:

“A quarantine helps to slow the spread of infection to a population. Quarantine means staying at home and preventing exposure to other people outside of your home. When on quarantine, one should stay home and not attend extra-curricular activities, gather with friends or in public areas, go to the grocery store or a restaurant. For COVID -19, 14 days is the amount of time that you could develop symptoms. During the quarantine period, monitor yourself for symptoms of: fever over 100.4, cough, body aches, chills, shortness of breath, headache, vomiting or diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. If these symptoms occur, contact your health care provider. If at any time during the quarantine period you test negative for COVID-19, it does not shorten the quarantine of 14 days.

For the families who have yet to experience a quarantine, it would be wise to start thinking about a quarantine plan. It is a disruption in your family’s daily life and may transition more smoothly if you have a plan in place. Reach out to friends and neighbors and make sure you have a plan for groceries, childcare, errands, and medication.

Thank you to all of the GCS families and staff for working hard to keep our kids in school!”