When Your Child is Ill

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Guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic

If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others, they should stay home.

One of these symptoms:

  • Fever 100.0 degrees fahrenheit or higher
  • New onset and/or worsening cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell


Two or more of the following symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Excessive fatigue
  • New onset of severe headache
  • New onset of nasal congestion or runny nose

Close Contact/Potential Exposure

  • Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19 
 Students exhibiting these symptoms during the school day will be assessed and will likely be sent home. See MDH Decision Tree: What to do if I have symptoms of COVID-19

Questions? Contact the district's COVID Triage Nurse, Deb Hammergren, at 651-351-8654 or hammergrend@stillwaterschools.org

Also, you are required to inform the health office if your child has been diagnosed by a physician with any highly contagious disease. The information will be kept confidential but important to prevent spreading more.

Contact the school nurse/health office if your child is diagnosed with:

Minnesota Department of Health translated materials