Slowing the Spread of Illnesses
Please follow these health guidelines for school attendance.
Daily Health check
Look daily for these possible symptoms of illness among members of your household and remain home if you are sick:
- Body or Muscle Aches
- Congestion or Runny Nose
- Sore Throat
- Headache (Severe)
- Loss of Taste or Smell
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
- Painful or itchy pimple-like rashes
- 100 degree fever with other symptoms
- 100.4 degree fever without any other symptoms
The school district follows its normal health plan for slowing the spread of COVID and any illnesses.
- Monitor your family's health daily. Use the health check above as a guide.
- If sick, remain home until well and fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of medication
- The school district no longer conducts contact tracing for COVID. You do not need to report COVID absences to your school.
- If exposed to COVID, you do not have to quarantine. Simply, monitor your health and remain home if you become sick.
- You are not required to have a COVID test, simply remain home if you are sick. If you do decide to test, and you test positive for COVID, follow isolation guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health,
Send a note to school after absences
When children return to school after an absence, please submit an absence excuse online or send a signed note to the school from either the parent/guardian or a doctor. Be sure to Include the date(s) and reason for the absence. Please review the school district's attendance expectations in the Bulloch County Schools Student Handbook. These expectations also provide information about how make-up work and when it is permitted.
Public Health Resources
Bulloch County Schools seeks the guidance of the following entities when there are pandemics, epidemics, or any outbreak of illness or infectious diseases that affect the public health of our community and the children and adults within our school district and implements reasonable safeguards:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Georgia Department of Public Health
- Georgia Department of Education
- Georgia Emergency Management Agency
- Bulloch County School's Student Wellness & Support Department's Medical & Therapy Services
- School district's team of school nurses, who are registered nurses and licensed practical nurses