WES will immediately separate any student who shows COVID-19 symptoms while at school until the student can be picked up by the parent or guardian.

WES will clean the areas used by the individual who shows COVID-19 symptoms while at school as soon as possible.

Students who report feeling feverish will be given an immediate temperature check to determine if they are symptomatic for COVID-19.

We are all aware that children may have a fever for various reasons. If a child has a fever (>100) we ask that the child stay home for 72 hours. The child may attend class through distance learning during this time.


While we all hope to avoid exposure to illness from COVID-19, we need to be prepared for that possibility. If you or someone you’ve been in contact with has been exposed to the virus, our first concern is for your health and safety and those around you. In this rapidly changing situation, healthcare providers should have the most up-to-date information from the CDC.

Please do the following:
1. Quarantine yourself in a specific room away from other in your home.
2. Contact your health care provider to let them know you have been exposed to COVID-19 and follow their instructions.
3. Please contact the school office and inform them of the exposure.
4. WES recommends the student, teacher, staff, or visitor should stay at home through the 14-day incubation period, check temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19. If the individual experiences symptoms, they must stay at home until the conditions outlined below have been met.

At least 72 hours have passed since recovery (no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
You have improved in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc.);
At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first occurred.


This document refers to “close contact” with an individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19. Close contact is determined by an appropriate public health agency. For clarity, close contact is defined as:

Being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a mask or face shield); or
Being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask or face shield;

If either occurred at any time in the last 14 days at the same time the infected individual was infectious.

Individuals are presumed infectious at least two days prior to symptom onset or, in the case of asymptomatic individuals who are lab-confirmed with COVID-19, two days prior to the confirming lab test.