To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our employees and students, we require employees to complete a daily self-screening before reporting to campus, which includes a temperature reading and answering a set of questions related to COVID-19 symptoms including:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
- Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
The self-screening protocol will not be collected unless an employee suspects they may have symptoms or exposure. All screening information will be kept confidential by Human Resources and Health Services. MUSD is transitioning employee self-screenings and COVID-19 case tracing to a full online platform. More information will be announced soon.
Students are asked to perform a self-screening test prior to arriving at school each day. In addition, students may receive a temperature reading upon campus/classroom entry by their teacher or designee using a touchless thermometer.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and/or may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.
Please do the following:
- Quarantine yourself in a specific room away from others in your home.
- Contact the following (in order of priority), let them know you have been exposed to COVID-19, then follow their instructions.
- Your healthcare provider
- MUSD’s Health Services department
- Your supervisor
- Your supervisor will work with HR to determine appropriate next steps.
- If an employee becomes ill at work or if another person is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at work, they may be asked to leave work and go home or to the nearest health center.
- Employees returning to work from an approved medical leave should contact Human Resources. You may be asked to submit a healthcare provider’s note before returning to work.
- If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you may return to work when all criteria are met:
1. At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications); and
2. You have improved in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc.); and
3. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first occurred. Or, if asymptomatic, 10 days since your positive test result. If you are tested again, you may return to campus or be around others when no symptoms are present and have tested negative on two consecutive respiratory specimens collected at least 24 hours apart.
- If you have symptoms that could be COVID-19 and do not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, it is assumed that you have COVID-19 and may not return to work until the above criteria listed above have been met.