COVID-19 Symptoms Checklist
The following are the COVID-19 symptoms parents and staff should check each morning before attending school or work. Those who have these symptoms should stay home.
- Fever above 100.4
- Shortness of Breath
- Muscle/Body Aches
- Loss of Taste/Smell
- Sore Throat
- Sinus Congestion
The School City of East Chicago (SCEC) COVID-19 protocols for the 2022–23 school year were created based on updated guidance from the Indiana State Department Health (ISDH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These protocols are subject to change based on new guidance from the health departments/organizations listed to the left.
What to do if a Child Tests Positive:
Children testing positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home for 5 days and may return on day 6 if fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and show improvement in symptoms.
School City of East Chicago no longer will need to quarantine students who are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case and asymptomatic, regardless of vaccination status or whether the school requires masks.
- School City of East Chicago no longer will be required to conduct contact tracing or report positive cases to IDOH.