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Changes to Temperature Checks Guidance

Beginning April 1, Henry County Public schools will adopt the recently released guidelines regarding temperature checks for students, staff and visitors into our buildings.

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in consultation with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), has updated the flagship Healthy at School guidance based on the latest information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Temperature screening expectations have been changed to state that only symptomatic students and staff need to be screened for fever.

“Routine temperature screenings prior to school or bus entry are not required. Students or staff who exhibit symptoms of illness while at school should have their temperature taken as part of a physical assessment completed by school staff.”

While daily temperature checks are no longer required, families are still asked to monitor their child daily for symptoms, and to not send them to school if they are having any COVID-related symptoms. Please refer to the COVID Decision Tree (found on our website under COVID-Related Info) for exclusion criteria. Students with a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees should follow the isolation criteria as described in the Healthy at School guidelines.

Please contact our Health Services Department at 845-8621 with any questions.

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