Health Corner

Student Illness Policy

Greetings Brookstone Families,

Any child who is not feeling well or has a fever of 101, vomiting, has a rash, eye infection, or anything that might be contagious should not be sent to school. Children should not return to school after an illness until they are symptom free for 24 hours without medication (except for antibiotics). All communicable diseases, including head lice, should be reported to the Nurse immediately.

Students who become ill or injured at school are responsible for informing their teachers. The School Nurse will then notify their parents. The School Nurse’s Office is available for students who become sick or injured throughout the day. To parents who are new to our school, we welcome you and want you to know that it is our practice to communicate regularly about our procedures for maintaining a safe and healthy school community.

Our decisions are prayerfully guided by our local health officials, the CDC, and consultations with other Christian school leaders in our area and several throughout the state of North Carolina.  Additionally, we are guided by advisement and resources from the following:

  • NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The ongoing safety measures that we have taken as a school are as follows:  

  • Face coverings continue to be optional for all  students, staff & visitors.

COVID Data as of May 10,2024

We recommend COVID/FLU or RSV testing for anyone with symptoms: respiratory complaints, cough, fever, sore throat,body aches, fatigue,and congestion.

If someone receives a positive COVID/FLU or RSV test, they must stay home for 5 days and can return when symptoms improve, wearing a mask for 5 additional days or can discontinue the mask if they have 2 negative tests within 48 hours of each other.

You should expect that changes could occur at any point before and during the school year in response to guidance from health officials. 

Thanks, School Nurse

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