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Stop the Spread - Daily Health Self-Checks

A Daily Reference Guide

Updated August 10, 2021

Before you or your child decide to go to work or school, remember to do a daily health self-screen for any infectious illnesses. This helps protect you and others.

We recommend families use the daily health self-screen practices listed below. For your convenience, a printable flyer is posted on this page for you to print and place on your refrigerator or another easy reference point to remind you and your family to follow this routine each day. 

Step One: Monitor All Members of your household

Continuously monitor members of your household for the following symptoms of an infectious illness:

  • Body Aches
  • Chills
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headache 
  • Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
  • Sore Throat
Step Two: When to stay home

Stay home when you are:

  • Sick with infectious illness symptoms.
  • Exposed to an infectious illness outside of school, unless you are fully vaccinated.
  • Awaiting COVID-19 test results due to an exposure or symptom onset outside of the school setting.
  • Exhibiting any of the above symptoms that are different from other expected seasonal healthconditions such as allergies, other common illnesses, or ongoing chronic conditions.
Step Three: Refer to Department of Public Health Guidance

Refer to the Georgia Department of Public Health Guidance for additional information.

Step Four: Inform Your Child's school
  • Call your child’s school if he or she is absent due to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.
  • School district employees should contact their supervisor if they have a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.
  • Always inform the school of all of your child’s absences so that they may be coded as excused or unexcused. 
COVID-19 Testing for Community

The Georgia Department of Public Health partners with Mako Medical to offer COVID-19 testing. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address.

For the Southeast Health District, Mako Medical operates these testing sites in our area: Bulloch, Laurens and Coffee counties. To register for COVID-19 testing at one of these locations, visit this website.  The Bulloch County site is located in downtown Statesboro in the parking lot located on the East Side of Railroad Street between Hill Street and Courtland Street. Look for the white tent. It is a drive-thru testing site.

Key Health Protocols

Review our Return-to-School Plan for 2021-2022 to help responsibly mitigate infectious illnesses.