Canisteo-Greenwood’s Rules About Students Returning After A Student Is Symptomatic

September 30, 2020

From The Canisteo-Greenwood School Superintendent:
(who noted that these rules have the blessing of the Steuben Co Public Health Nurse, Darlene Smith)

IF the student’s symptom never involved a fever, he/she CAN RETURN PRIOR TO 72 HOURS if: they have an alternative diagnosis from the Dr. or a negative COVID test, and their symptoms have been resolved (can be with medicine).

IF the student’s symptom involved a fever (100°+), he/she can only return with an alternative diagnosis from the Dr. or a negative COVID test and must have been 72 hours fever free WITHOUT THE USE OF MEDICINE.

So, with this being said, the only time a student is staying home for 72 hours is if a fever was involved in the symptoms (or they have not been to the doctor). Other than that, the Doctor’s alternative diagnosis or a negative COVID test and symptom resolution is all we need for a student to return to school.