• Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-related Situations

    If you have additional questions after reading this document, please refer to the Health and Safety Plan. 

    My child has a sore throat and cough but I think it is allergies, can they come to school? 
    COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19). Seasonal allergies triggered by airborne pollen can lead to seasonal allergic rhinitis, which affects the nose and sinuses, and seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, which affects the eyes.

    COVID-19 and seasonal allergies share many symptoms, but there are some key differences between the two. For example, COVID-19 can cause fever, which is not a common symptom of seasonal allergies.  Because some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and seasonal allergies are similar, it may be difficult to tell the difference between them, and you may need to get a test to confirm your diagnosis.

    When should I keep my child home from school? 

    Please see When Should I Keep My Child Home?

    Masks/face coverings

    Mask Guidelines

    • No neck gaiters or bandanas are permitted and masks with valves are not considered COVID-19 safe.
    • Masks should cover the nose, mouth and fit under the chin.
    • Multiple layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric (mask should block light when held up to bright light source)