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Implementation of QuickScreen COVID-19 Student Screening Tool
Implementation of QuickScreen COVID-19 Student Screening Tool
Mike Scott
Thursday, September 03, 2020

Effective September 8, 2020, all students reporting to Huston Academy will be screened for respiratory symptoms as a precautionary measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the school and community.

Every student will be screened before they enter Huston Academy through the QuickScreen tool. The link to the QuickScreen tool will be sent out to all parents in a separate message.

Parents should ensure that the student’s information is completed in the QuickScreen tool before the child leaves home every morning. Each student’s information must be completed in the tool before entering the school building each day.

A student who has assessed themselves as having a RED screening result will not be allowed to enter the campus and asked to self-quarantine. The student/parent should monitor his or her symptoms and call a doctor or use telemedicine services if concerned about their symptoms. Please contact you’re the Huston Academy office at 254-965-8883 if you get a RED screening result.

A student sent home can return to campus when:

  • He or she has had no fever for at least three (3) days without taking medication to reduce fever during that time; AND
  • Any respiratory symptoms (cough and shortness of breath) have improved; AND
  • At least ten (10) days have passed since the symptoms began.

A student may return to campus earlier if a doctor confirms the cause of their fever or other symptoms is not COVID-19 and releases the student to return to school in writing or if they receive a negative result from two separate COVID-19 tests.

These questions are for new symptoms that a person has not had before and not for chronic medical conditions. Huston Academy cannot determine if they are due to allergies or not. That is a medical diagnosis. We recommend communication with tele-health or self-certification that these are due to chronic medical conditions that they have.

A student who experiences fever and/or respiratory symptoms while home should not enter the campus. Instead, the student should contact the Huston Academy office at 254-965-8883 for further direction.