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Covid Testing Information

posted Dec 14, 2020, 12:00 PM by web Eagle   [ updated Dec 14, 2020, 12:01 PM ]


CDC Quarantine Recommendations

posted Dec 8, 2020, 7:20 AM by web Eagle   [ updated Dec 8, 2020, 7:20 AM ]

12-3-2020 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

An email was sent to inform you that the CDC has changed the quarantine regulations pertaining to SARS COV-2. 
The CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. However, based on local circumstances and resources, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives:
1.    Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring 
2.    When diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available, then quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (e.g., in anticipation of testing delays), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7. 

Persons can discontinue quarantine at these time points only if the following criteria are also met:  
  • No clinical evidence of COVID-19 has been elicited by daily symptom monitoring during the entirety of quarantine up to the time at which quarantine is discontinued; and, 
  • Daily symptom monitoring continues through quarantine Day 14; and, 
  • Persons are counseled regarding the need to adhere strictly through quarantine Day 14 to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions. They should be advised that if any symptoms develop, they should immediately self-isolate and contact the local public health authority or their healthcare provider to report this change in clinical status.
    • Testing for the purpose of earlier discontinuation of quarantine should be considered only if it will have no impact on community diagnostic testing. Testing of persons seeking evaluation for infection must be prioritized. 
    • Persons can continue to be quarantined for 14 days without testing per existing recommendations. This option maximally reduces risk of post-quarantine transmission risk and is the strategy with the greatest collective experience at present. 
At this time Jamestown C-1 School district will also continue to follow the Nurse Algorithm. This means if your child is sick at school and is sent home or a parent calls in to report the child sick, if they are presenting with two or more symptoms they should be seen by a healthcare provider. It is the healthcare provider's decision if the child should have COVID-19 testing or an alternate diagnosis. A doctor's note will need to be provided to the nurse upon returning to school. I understand that it is inconvenient to take your child to the doctor every time they are sick, but we must take measures to try and keep our student body and staff healthy so that we can continue to come to school. 
Thank you for your continued understanding with the current situations. 
Nurse, 
Lynnette Morse, LPN 

Flu Shot Information/Sign-up link

posted Oct 5, 2020, 9:21 AM by web Eagle   [ updated Oct 5, 2020, 9:21 AM ]


Nurse's Update 10.5.20

posted Oct 5, 2020, 9:18 AM by web Eagle

The Moniteau County Health Department will be here Friday, October 16th at 1:00pm to give flu shots  The forms will be sent home soon. 

Please continue to monitor your student for any illnesses and if they are sick they should stay home. We have been following the School Nurse Algorithm to screen students for COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. 

health info

I am excited to be moving to my new office sometime in October. Once I get settled in and organized, I will begin eye and hearing exams. 
Hearing will be done on kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.
Eye exams will be done on kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th. 
All new students and any student (by parent request) with concerns




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Lynnette Morse, LPN
Jamestown C-1 School Nurse

Welcome Back!

posted Aug 22, 2020, 11:04 AM by web Eagle   [ updated Aug 22, 2020, 11:04 AM ]

Welcome back students and parents! 
I have been busy updating immunization records. If I have reached out to you needing documentation of your child's shot records, please get that to me ASAP! 

We are all working together with the ever changing COVID-19 related issues. Parents and caregivers should be empowered to screen children for symptoms at home, prior to coming to school, and should be provided with a checklist that includes the following symptoms and exposure: 
• Fever or chills 
• Cough
 • Headache 
• Muscle aches 
• Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea 
• New loss of taste or smell 
• New runny nose or congestion 
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
• Sore throat 
• Close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
Students with symptoms should not attend school and parents should consult their healthcare provider and follow CDC considerations regarding their return to school. For students who are diagnosed with COVID-19, either by a laboratory test or based on their symptoms, return to school is permissible when the student is at least 10 days from symptom onset, has had three days with no fever and symptoms are improving. Return to school for children with an alternate diagnosis is at the discretion of their healthcare provider and/or the school nurse. Children with a known close contact with COVID-19 (or an adult with symptoms compatible with COVID-19) should stay home for 14 days from their last contact and until return to school is approved by the local health department in accordance with the CDC.

I am excited to see all the smiling faces returning to school and I am hoping that everyone of us stays healthy!    

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Lynnette Morse, LPN
Jamestown C-1 School Nurse

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