COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts
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We would like to reach out to families to address some important parts of our COVID-19 mitigation efforts at Bethel Hill Charter School at this time:

Cold and Flu Season Approaching

As we approach what is typically known as “allergy” and “cold and flu” season, please remember that  COVID-19, the common cold, seasonal allergies and the flu have many similar signs and symptoms. Staying home when sick is essential to keep infections out of school and prevent spread to others.

Symptoms That May Require Referral to Your Healthcare Provider

Students, teachers, and staff who have any of the following symptoms, should stay home and be referred to their healthcare provider for care: 
• 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 

Healthcare Provider Statement

BHCS is asking that if a student is at home, or sent home with any of these symptoms, that they have a note from their healthcare provider stating when it is okay for them to return to school. While we understand this may cause an inconvenience to some families, it is our best tool in keeping students, teachers and staff safe. 

COVID-19 Testing

When students have been tested for COVID-19 please remember the following criteria we have to follow: 

  • If 1 child has been tested and is at home under quarantine waiting for results, all siblings and/or 
    other children in the home have to quarantine as well. 
  • We cannot accept an at-home, or rapid negative test. We can only accept a negative PCR/molecular test. *If a student/staff member does test positive at-home or rapid test we proceed with quarantine.
  • We work closely with the Person County Health Department as they guide us and determine when  students can safely return to school given each individual contact tracing situation. 

We continue to follow guidance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as noted in the NC Strong Schools Toolkit, as well as the Person County Health Department. 

Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and support as we continue to have face to face learning safely!