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How CCSD elementary schools plan to handle sick students

Posted at 8:42 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 16:13:25-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — New protocols are in place for how schools within the Clark County School District will handle students who are feeling sick.

Based off the district’s hybrid instructional model, there will now be a triage of care. The health office will be split between a 'well room' and a 'sick room.'

Teachers will also be asked to handle minor health issues within the classroom.

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The following model shows which symptoms determine where a student will be cared for:

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Students in the 'sick room' will have isolated access to water and the bathroom. If a student comes to school with COVID-19 symptoms, they will be sent home.

"Keeping their kids home if there's an inkling of an issue is going to be vital. Otherwise not only are they going to be sent home that day but they'll also have certain guidelines they have to follow for how long they need to stay home and whether or not they need to be tested and what evidence they need to provide to allow them to come back in a certain time period," said Rachel Rittenhouse, librarian at Tyrone Thompson Elementary School.

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The health office staff created first aid kits for each teacher so they have the tools to deal with minor cuts.

Principal Robert Hinchliffe says the school district provided them with all the PPE materials needed.