COVID-19 Symptoms

  • In evaluating whether an individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, consider the following questions:

    • Have they recently begun experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal for them?
      • Temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
      • Sore throat
      • Cough
      • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
      • Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
      • Headache
      • Loss of taste or smell
      • Fatigue
      • Chills or exaggerated shivering or shaking
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Significant muscle pain or severe body aches

Close Contact

  • This section refers to “close contact” with an individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. Close contact is determined by an appropriate public health agency.

    For clarity, close contact is defined as:

    • being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed at while not wearing a mask); or
    • being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask;
      • If either occurred at any time in the last 14 days, at the same time, the infected individual was infectious.
    • Individuals are presumed infectious at least two days prior to symptom onset or, in the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, two days prior to the confirmed lab test

Screening Questionnaire Information

  • When asking individuals if they have symptoms of COVID-19:

    • FHISD will only require the individual to provide a “Yes” or “No” to the overall statement that they are symptomatic with COVID-19, as opposed to asking the individual for specific symptom confirmation.
    • The District will not collect information during screening on the specific health information of an individual beyond that they are symptomatic
    • Once it is determined that individuals who responded “Yes” to screening questions and then ultimately met the criteria for re-entry, the District will destroy the individuals’ response(s)