As schools reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic — be it in-person, distance or hybrid learning models — students may be asking what they should do if they feel sick.
So, recently, Minnesota health department officials released a video on what students should do if they feel sick.
Additionally, the Minnesota Department of Health has released what it calls a “COVID-19 decision tree” for people in schools, youth and child care programs.
The guidance describes what to do if a person has a “more common” coronavirus symptom, like fever, coughing, breathing issues, or a loss of smell or taste… or if they encounter a less common symptom, like a sore throat, stomach issues, sinus issues, headaches, chills and muscle pain.
Essentially, people who have one “more common” symptom or at least two “less common” symptoms should then stay home, or be sent home.
The decision tree then details pathways the person can take, depending on their symptoms.
There’s also guidance for people who have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
For more information, visit health.mn.gov.