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Slow the Spread - Daily Infectious Illness Guide for Families & Employees

A Daily Reference Guide

Updated January 21, 2022

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 this guide to self-screen for possible illness.

Look for Symptoms

Look daily for these possible symptoms of illness among members of your household:

  • Body or Muscle Aches
  • Chills
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache (Severe)
  • Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
  • 100 degree fever with other symptoms
  • 100.4 degree fever without any other symptoms
Free 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.

Isolations & Quarantines

Follow the guides below to know when to isolate or quarantine from work or school. Day 1 of isolation or quarantine is the day after symptoms begin or the day after exposure to a confirmed-positive COVID-19 case outside of school. Contact your school if you choose to stay home for 10 full days instead of five.

Stay Home for Five full days

Stay home for five full days when you have the following, and then wear a well-fitting mask for five more days when around others:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You have symptoms of COVID-19 but you have not been tested, unless a doctor provides a note, with an alternate date you can return to work or school.
  • You have a confirmed-positive case of COVID-19, but no symptoms or have mild symptoms and have been fever-free for 24 hours.
  • You are exposed to COVID-19 outside of school, or you live with someone who has a confirmed-positive case of COVID-19, unless you are fully vaccinated.
  • You are waiting for COVID-19 test results.
  • Remember: Your Day One of isolation or quarantine is the day after symptoms begin or the day after exposure to a confirmed-positive COVID-19 case outside of school.  
When Close Contacts to A Known COVID Case Occur at School Remember this:
  • If you are a close contact to a known COVID-19 case in our school district, you do not have to stay home, but consider wearing a well-fitting mask for 10 days.  
  • Close contacts with a confirmed-positive case of COVID-19 are not sick, but be aware and look for possible symptoms. You are not required to be tested to remain at work or school. 
  • If you develop symptoms, you must stay home for 5 full days, and if symptoms resolve, then wear a mask for 5 more days when around others. 
Additional Reminders:
  • Masks are encouraged, but not required. Consider wearing a well-fitting mask at all times for 10 days after exposure.
  • Persons who are up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines do not have to quarantine due to close contact with a confirmed-positive case of COVID-19 unless they begin to have symptoms.
  • Free weekly meals are available for pick up for children who are isolated or quarantined.
  • For the time period a child is isolated or quarantined, they are provided distance learning by the school district.
we will contact you:
  • Parents and employees: Please report confirmed-positive COVID-19 cases to us.  The preferred method to report these is online here or by using the QR code on the Bulloch County Schools Infectious Illness Guide. If you do not have the ability to report them electronically, you may also call your school.
  • We send out messages each weeknight at 6:30 p.m. The message will state the earliest date the student may return to school.
  • Bulloch County Schools does not conduct COVID-19 testing, nor do we receive testing results from medical providers.
  • Bulloch County Schools is unable to control the time it takes to process COVID-19 tests or receive positive reports.
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