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09
Oct
Bethany School COVID Dashboard, Protocol, and FAQs
Written by Bethany

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Reporting

The Ohio Department of Health requires reporting and notification of COVID-19 cases in all K-12 schools. To assist with contact tracing and help prevent further spread, the order requires schools to maintain a reporting system for parents to report positive COVID cases that have been diagnosed through laboratory test or through clinical examination.

Parents or guardians and school staff should notify Bethany School within 24 hours of receiving a positive test or a clinical diagnosis. Within 24 hours after receiving that notification, the school should notify other parents and guardians about that case in writing, providing as much information as possible without releasing protected health information. The school must also notify their local health department within 24 hours.

What is Bethany School’s COVID-19 Protocol?

What Factors and Criterea are Used to Consider Changes in the Health Protocol?

  • Hamilton, Butler, and Warren County Levels
  • Positive COVID cases at school
  • Student and Staff absences at school
  • Staffing Availability
  • Sufficient room for social distancing
  • Proper cleaning procedures in place
 

How Do I Know if My Child Should Stay Home?

If a student has any of the following COVID-19 Symptoms s/he should be kept at home.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If You or Anyone in your family has been exposed to anyone suspected to have COVID-19 or confirmed to have COVID-19, your child(ren) should be kept home.

Please contact Nurse Lands at 513-771-7462 ext. 1106 to discuss symptoms or contact information.  She can advise you of the next steps.

Will My Child Need Medical Clearance to Return to School?

Medical Clearance May Be Needed in order to Return to School.  Click here for more details.

Medical Clearance

What Happens if My Child is Sent Home or Needs to Quarantine?

What is Bethany School’s Remote Learning Plan?

All students will be on campus for the 2021-2022 school year. Remote learning will only be available to students required to quarantine and with pre-approval on an individual basis by the Interim Head of School.

Remote Learning Plan

What Happens if My Child Tests Positive for COVID-19?

Parents should notify the school within 24 hours of receiving a clinical diagnosis of a positive test result.  Contact Nurse Lands who will follow the guidelines of our COVID Protocol and the advice of the Hamilton County Health Department to determine when your child may return to campus.

What Happens if Bethany Must Shut Down due to COVID-19?

Contact

If ill, contact Nurse Lands at 513.771.7462 ext. 1106. For General Protocol Questions or Concerns, Contact Ms. Wallen at 513.771.7462 ext 1107.