Clinic Update - Student Illness and Injury

  • This year, due to COVID-19, we are taking additional precautions to keep students and staff safe. We are implementing additional clinic guidance and protocols to manage students who present with flu-like illnesses and COVID-19 symptoms that are very similar.

    Students who present with these symptoms, who are ill, have a fever of 100.4°F or greater and may have a contagious illness (potential or actual) must not be sent to school and will not be permitted to remain in school. To return to school, a student should be well (asymptomatic) and free of fever for more than 24 hours and not require medications to reduce fever. In some cases, students will be asked to obtain clearance from a healthcare provider before returning to school. A note must be provided (i.e., contagious illnesses, respiratory illnesses, chronic diarrhea, or recurrent fever).

    When a student becomes ill at school, has a fever, a potential contagious/communicable illness, a serious health problem, or is impaired while at school, the parent/legal guardian will be notified to pick up their child immediately. The parent/legal guardian must be arranged for the student to be taken home. Again, a note from a healthcare provider may be requested by the school before your child can return to school.

    Student Health Services with Fulton County Schools requires that all care plans for food allergies, diabetes, and asthma be submitted to the clinic (after completed and signed by a doctor) at the beginning of every school year. You may find the necessary forms by clicking here at https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/7525.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the clinic assistant at thimsenk@fultonschools.org.

    Current Clinic Procedure:

    1) The student will ask the teacher if they can go to the clinic.

    2) The teacher will contact the grade-level administrator.

    3) Administrator will escort the student to the clinic.

    4) Upon arrival at the clinic, the student will scan QR Code outside of the clinic door and answer questions regarding the student’s symptoms and reason for the visit.

    5) The Student will either be approved to enter the clinic or denied if they are exhibiting COVID symptoms. In these situations, the student will be taken to the isolation room by the administrator. Parents/guardians will be contacted for immediate pickup.