Daily Screening Procedure

To help prevent an outbreak of Covid-19 in our community, it is extremely important that students displaying signs of illness remain at home and not be permitted on campus. Parents are encouraged to take their child(ren)’s temperature prior to departing for school.

All students and visitors will be screened for symptoms of illness prior to entering the school buildings.  All Country Day employees will be required to self-screen for symptoms before coming to campus.

Procedure for students and visitors

Screening procedures will take place at carline or at various entry points to the school buildings.  Parents of lower school students will be required to wait while a brief screening is conducted. Parents of middle and upper school students will be encouraged to wait, recognizing that—if they choose to leave—they may be required to return to campus if their student is found to be symptomatic.

Visitors and US students who drive to campus will be screened at a checkpoint before they can enter school buildings.

  • Touch-free, infrared, forehead thermometers will be used to screen students and visitors for elevated temperature. 
  • Visitors and students (or parent, in the case of lower school students) will be required to confirm that no fever-reducing medication has been taken.
  • Fever will be determined based on our communicable disease policy (a measured temperature of 100°F or greater using the auxiliary method). 
  • If no fever is present, visitors and students will be asked additional screening questions to determine if the visitor/student has been experiencing possible symptoms of Covid-19.  These symptoms include, but are not limited to:

-      Fever or chills
-      Cough
-      Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-      Fatigue
-      Muscle or body aches
-      Headache
-      New loss of taste or smell
-      Sore throat
-      Congestion or runny nose
-      Nausea or vomiting
-      Diarrhea

  • Visitors and students (or parents of LS students) will also be asked if:

    -      They or their child(ren) have been in close proximity to any individual who has tested positive for Covid-19
    -      They or their child(ren) have traveled internationally in the past 14 days.

  • If fever is present, or if the visitor or student indicates any symptoms of illness, the individual will not be allowed to enter the school buildings, will be sent home, and encouraged to call his/her healthcare provider.