The vision of the School Nurse is that every student is healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported- ranging from mild to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
This list is not inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Steps that everyone can take to slow the spread of the virus include:
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or sleeve, or a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands afterwards.
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom or before eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose and mouth – with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you have cold- or flu-like symptoms, for seven days after your illness onset or three days after your fever resolves without fever reducing medicine, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Please refer to MDH or CDC for the most current Covid-19 information:
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Beth Ulvin, RN, LSN