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Stop the Spread - Daily Self-Check for COVID-19 Symptoms & How to notify your school

A Daily Reference Guide

Before you decide to go to work or school, remember to do your daily health screening routine. Protect yourself and protect others. For your convenience, a printable copy is posted on this page for you to print and place on your refrigerator or another easy reference point in your home to remind you and your family to follow this routine each day. A printed copy was also sent home with all of our on-campus students.

Please always follow current  public health guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health as well.

Step One: Monitor your household

Continuously monitor members of your household for the following symptoms of COVID-19.

  • 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: Stay home when sick or exposed

Do not go to work or send your child to school if any of the following applies to you or your child:

  • Exhibits any of the above symptoms that are inconsistent with any other expected seasonal health conditions (such as allergies), other common illnesses, or ongoing chronic conditions.
  • Lives in the same household as a sick person with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis;
  • Provides care for a sick person with COVID-19;
  • Has close contact (within 6 feet ) of a sick person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more;
  • Has direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissed, shared utensils, etc.).
Step Three: Inform the school of your child's absence

Inform the school of your child’s absence if it is due to possible COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to a positive or symptomatic person by doing one of the following:

 

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 testing sites in Bulloch and Coffee counties. To register for COVID-19 testing at either of these locations, visit this website. The Bulloch County location is at Luetta Moore Park, located at 123 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., in Statesboro. 

Hours of operation:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fridays 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays (2nd & 4th Saturdays) 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Things to remember:

  • Bring your medical insurance care if you have insurance.
  • There are no out-of-pocket expenses if you don't have insurance or if your insurance does not cover the costs.
  • Register for a COVID-19 test before you arrive. This will help speed your experience.  
  • Walk-ups are allowed, but expect lengthy wait times.
  • Test results are available within your online patient portal in 2-3 days. 
  • You can also sign up to receive your results via text when you register for your test.
COVID-19 Testing for Bulloch County Schools Employees

The Bulloch County Health Department offers BinaxNOW Antigen rapid COVID-19 testing for Bulloch County Schools' employees and employees of Bulloch County's private schools. 

  • Who is Eligible for a Test?
    • Be a Bulloch County Schools employee
    • Be within the first 7 days of symptom onset 
    • Be 18 years of age or older. 
  • When is Testing Offered?
    • Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. only (additional providers are available in our area) 
  • How Employees Can Schedule An Appointment?
    • Contact your school's nurse (School-level employees)
    • Contact the Special Education Department (District-level employees)
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