Daily Health Screenings

Daily Health Screenings Required for In-Person Learning
Posted on 09/23/2020
With in-person learning starting on Oct. 5, parents and students are going to have to alter the way they start their day. All students and staff members will be required to conduct daily health screenings. These screenings are required by both the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.

To make this process easier, we have purchased an application called GoCanvas. GoCanvas has been installed on each school-owned device and can be downloaded onto smart phones. A GoCanvas link has also been added on the district app. Parents and guardians will receive an email on Sept. 24 from donotreply@gocanvas.com inviting them to join GoCanvas.

The daily health screening will ask if your child has exhibited any symptoms or if they may have had close contact or exposure to COVID-19. If your child has any of these symptoms they should not come to school.

Temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Sore throat
Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain
New dry cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
Shortness of breath
Loss of sense of smell or taste
New onset of severe headache

If you answer yes to any of the questions on the COVID-19 Questionnaire, you will be required to keep your child home from school. To return from school, you will be required to complete all of the following:

Have an evaluation by a healthcare provider, with documentation that return to in-person instruction is allowed.
Provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.
If a positive COVID-19 test result is obtained, provide documented release from public health isolation from Broome County Health Department.
If an evaluation by a health care provider has been completed and COVID-19 testing is ordered but is unable to be performed, in-person learning can not resume until a waiting period of 10 days has been reached. The decision to return will be decided amongst the provider, the Broome County Health Department, and the district.

For more information on the screening process or instructions on how to install or use GoCanvas
visit http://binghamtonschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=512807&pageId=12185622
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