How will DCPS screen for COVID-19 symptoms among staff and students?
For staff returning to work in-person on a daily basis and students returning to in-person learning, DCPS will require daily symptom self-screenings to help protect the safety and health of all. For all District employees reporting to a physical work location and students reporting to school, required screenings will be completed via participation in a short survey. Upon arrival at the school building, staff will be required to log onto a DCPS system and confirm that they have completed a health screening self-assessment prior to their arrival at the school and that they are experiencing no COVID-19 symptoms.
Students will be required to have written documentation verifying that a daily symptom screening was conducted by their parent or guardian prior to coming to schools and will have their temperatures checked and a visible symptom screening conducted upon arrival at school.
An individual that does not pass the health screening should not enter the school and instead should isolate immediately and call their healthcare provider to determine next steps. Students who are not able to go home alone will be escorted to the health isolation room until they can be picked up by a parent/guardian.