School Board Reviews Updated Covid protocols, all schools at Tier 1 -Face to Face Instruction
At the regular meeting of the Hot Springs Board of Education on Monday night, January 17, the Board reviewed with school nurse Greg Gunwall the current Covid protocols that are in place at the CDC and the SD Department of Health. Below is a summary of protocols currently in place:
Most common symptoms of Covid in our youth according to the CDC is:
Trouble sleeping Muscle and/or joint pain
Cough Low grade fever
If you test positive:
Quarantine for 5 days and if fever free on day five may return to school on day 6. Must wear a mask through day 10
Close contact of someone who is positive
Unvaccinated students and staff:
Must quarantine for 5 days and may test for virus on day 5. May return to school on day 6 if no fever present on day 5. Must wear a mask through day 10.
Fully Vaccinated students and staff:
May remain in school if no symptoms present. Must wear a mask through day 10. Testing is suggested at day 5 but not required.
Definition of Fully Vaccinated
Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were administered within the last 6 months.
Johnson and Johnson vaccine administered in the last 2 months.
Have received a booster vaccine.
Testing can be completed at the school by appointment with School Nurse Greg Gunwall. Please call 695-745-4264 if you have any questions. For the most up-to-date statistics on the coronavirus in South Dakota, go to the Dept of Health “Covid Dashboard” for current statistics and information.
Hot Springs Schools Mobile App Now Available
The mobile app for Hot Springs Bison is now available on both the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Search "Hot Springs Schools" and look for the Bison logo to download a free version of the apps.
The app will allow you to stay in touch with events and activities at the school as well as notifications, news, and quick links to items and apps your students use.
If there are more links or information you would like to see on our app, please let us know by calling our main number at 605-745-4145.