The well-being of our staff and students is the highest priority of St. Michael School. We continue to follow local, state, and national guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our staff and students.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit), chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you/your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your medical provider to discuss evaluation and testing.
- For severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or difficulty waking up, or bluish lips or face, please seek the closest emergency department or call 9-1-1 immediately.
- Any individuals who are sick with or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home and away from others for at least 10 days since their symptoms first appeared and at least 1 day (24 hours) with no fever (without using fever-reducing medications) and improved symptoms, whichever is longer. For any additional COVID-19 questions or support, please visit your local department of health website for the most reliable information.
- If any member of your family is ill, scheduled for, or even considering getting a COVID-19 test, all students must remain home until symptoms subside and results are returned.
- People often believe they are just experiencing cold symptoms when COVID is present. Please take all symptoms seriously and do not send your children to school while anyone is unwell.
- Please continue to email Nurse Nettie (email@example.com), Mr. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Mrs. Morrissey (email@example.com) with travel plans/questions, or to report a COVID exposure or case in your home.
Per the Archdiocese of Chicago:
- A quarantine of 10 days is required for any/all domestic travel (i.e. travel outside of the state of Illinois)
- Quarantine is required regardless of whether or not there is a negative test result, and no matter how much time is spent in another state.
- Quarantine starts the day after return home.
- International travel quarantine remains 14 days.
- Close exposure quarantines remain 14-days at the recommendation of all departments of public health in those jurisdictions in which the Archdiocese operates and our own medical advisors.
While Illinois is currently seeing a decline in the number of COVID cases, please continue following safety protocols, wear masks, and avoid social gatherings and large crowds. Thank you for doing your part to keep the SMS community safe.
The Administrative Team