Checklist for Students who think they may have been infected with COVID-19, or been in close contact with someone who has been infected with COVID-19.
1. Complete a daily health screening, taking your temperature and checking for symptoms that may indicate a COVID-19 infection.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
2. If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, or are experiencing any of these symptoms, please keep stay home and notify the School, at 910-989-2273.
3. Please note carefully the date of onset of symptoms. This is critical information for assessing close contacts.
4. The School will recommend that you monitor your symptoms and / or contact your physician for evaluation.
5. Your physician may recommend that you get tested for COVID-19. We strongly recommend that your doctor request a PCR test, which is known to be highly reliable for accuracy.
6. If you believe you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the School before seeking a COVID-19 test, as it is possible to be tested too soon for the test results to be reliable.
7. The School will encourage you to reach out to all non-CFL contacts who you believe you may have come into close contact with beginning two days before you experienced symptoms, especially if contact was unmasked.
8. The School is required to contact the Health Department to report a positive COVID-19 case in the school.
9. You can expect to hear from the NHCHD for follow up on contact tracing, although they may not contact you right away.
10. Your Instructor will provide you with information about and the timing of your safe return to school.
As always, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. Our goal is to reduce risk as much as possible by introducing multiple layers of protection and asking each member of our community to remember their obligation to help protect the health of all members of our community.