From the WGSD Nurses

  • Hello, Webster Groves School District staff and families,

    The nurses of WGSD wanted to share reminders and action steps with you if the time comes that someone in your household tests positive or shows symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told to quarantine or self-isolate due to some other reason.

    1. Please contact your health care provider or the St. Louis County Health Department if you have concerns that you or someone in your household may have COVID-19. Follow their instructions for testing and self-isolation.

      St. Louis County COVID-19 hotline number: 877-435-8411

    2. Follow these CDC guidelines for home isolation and information on caring for someone in your home that may be isolated.
      What to do if you are sick
      Caring for yourself at home
      Caring for someone at home

    3. Please follow the everyday steps and extra steps to take when someone in your home is sick:
      Cleaning and disinfecting your home

    4. Per CDC websites above: If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
      Trouble breathing
      Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
      New confusion
      Inability to wake or stay awake

      Bluish lips or face
      *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

    5. Follow the health department’s/CDC/your health provider’s guidelines on when it is ok to discontinue isolation. (See sites above)

    6. Reach out to your school’s nurse, principal, counselor, or teacher if your family is affected by this and you need assistance in obtaining resources, getting groceries, etc. We are all in this together!

    7. Report to this form the start date of self-isolation if your household is affected. This information is important in planning our return to school buildings.

    Sincerely,

    WGSD nurses

Last Modified on September 10, 2020