COVID Protocol Update - August 27, 2020

Posted on 08/28/2020
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From Superintendent Dr. Eva Merkel


After today’s LaGrange County Covid update involving all LaGrange County Schools and the Department of Health, we have been given some new protocols.  Those will be outlined here.

If a student or staff member presents with at least one Covid symptom, the symptomatic person along with all household members must go home.  So, if one of your children is ill before school, all siblings must stay home.  If a student develops symptoms during school, all siblings will be sent home.

If any family member presents with symptoms*, it is highly recommended that everyone gets tested.  A negative test gets you back to school or work faster.

*Symptoms include:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea


Without a Covid test – Ill person can return after 10 days if there are no symptoms.  Household members must wait 14 days.  A doctor’s note stating symptoms are not Covid related, but the person was not tested are not valid per the Department of Health.

With a Covid test – if negative, when there are no symptoms, the person can return to school or work.

If you have questions, please call your School Nurse:

LPS – 499-2430 ext 3999

LIS – 499-2480 ext 8999

LJSHS and PK – 499-2470 ext 7999

Reminder – if students are home for quarantine or are doing virtual learning currently and are healthy enough to work, they should be checking email, Schoology, and in contact with their teacher(s) to complete work.  If your student is too ill to work, please let the school know.

Thank you for all that you are doing to keep us all healthy.  Our instructions from the Department of Health will change as the pandemic changes and we will update you as needed.

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