What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
How do I communicate with the school if my child has seasonal allergies, chronic migraines, gastrointestinal issues, asthma, etc.?
- If there is a medical history of these symptoms, please provide a doctor’s note to the school nurse for documentation. Students will be assessed by the school nurse to determine if there is a change in the student’s normal baseline.
When can my student return to school after being diagnosed with, and/or testing positive for COVID-19?
- Students may return to school after 5 days of isolation (return on the 6th day) if symptoms are improving and they have been without fever (100.0 F or above) for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.
- If the student has tested positive or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 but has not had any symptoms, they can return after 5 days have passed since the date of the positive test/diagnosis (return on the 6th day).
What do I do if my student is at home or is sent home from school with a fever (100.0 degrees or greater) and/or any other symptoms of COVID-19?
- Contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
- Students who have been without fever (100.0 F or above) for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication and have improvement of other COVID symptoms, may return to school in fewer than 5 days with a written clearance from a healthcare provider or with a negative COVID-19 test performed by a healthcare provider/testing facility.
- Students who are not evaluated by a healthcare provider or tested by a testing facility may return to school after 5 days of isolation (return on the 6th day), if symptoms are improving and they have been without fever (100.0 F or above) for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in NISD:
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommends the use of updated/bivalent COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.
The following vaccines are available at this time:
- Ages 3 & 4 may receive the 1st and 2nd Pfizer dose (at least 21 days apart) then a 3rd dose at least 8 weeks later.
- Ages 3 thru 17 may receive Moderna 1st and 2nd dose at least 28 days apart.
- Ages 5-11 may receive the Pfizer vaccine either 1st and 2nd dose, 21 days or more apart -monovalent booster at least 5 months later.
- Ages 6 -11 may receive the Moderna vaccine either 1st or 2nd dose, at least 28 days later.
- Ages 12 and older may receive the Pfizer vaccine either 1st or 2nd dose, 21 days or more apart then the bivalent booster at least 2 months later.
- Ages 18 and older may receive the Moderna vaccine either 1st or 2nd dose, 28 days apart then the bivalent booster at least 2 months later.
The updated boosters are available at least two months after any prior Covid booster and after the 2nd dose. You can choose Pfizer or Moderna for the new bivalent booster.
Upcoming clinics in Northside ISD:
The provider for these clinics will be Lela Pharmacy. Please alert the staff at check-in if there's a special needs child to receive the vaccine.
No pre-registration is required. Please bring your vaccine card.