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CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDANCE

We encourage you to bookmark this page, as the information will be updated when guidance changes occur. 
 
NCSD strongly recommends that parents monitor the health of their child/children on a daily basis. 
 
If students or staff exhibit any symptoms of illness they should stay home.
(Review the symptom list below) 
 

Please remember to stay home if you have a pending COVID-19 test.

 
COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are encouraged for all eligible individuals.
 

Please continue to notify building administration or the attendance office for the school(s) you child/children attend if they exhibit any symptoms or illness and DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL.  

 

 

When you have COVID-19

Isolation is counted in days, as follows:
 

If you had no symptoms and tested positive: 

  • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result)
  • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested

If you have symptoms and tested positive  

  • Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive
  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started 

You may end isolation after Day 5 if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving. 

You may also end isolation after Day 5 if you tested positive and have not experienced any symptoms. 

You may not end isolation after Day 5 if your symptoms are not improving . 

Masks should be worn Day 6-10 in all indoor or outdoor situations after ending isolation. 

After you have ended isolation, if your COVID-19 symptoms recur or worsen, restart your isolation at Day 0. 

After Being Exposed to COVID-19 (by a positive household member or close contact)

Wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor activities as soon as you find out you were exposed. 

Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure.

Continue wearing a mask in all indoor and outdoor activities for 10 full days after your last exposure. 

You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed

 

Watch for the most common COVID-19 symptoms:

  • New cough accompanied by other symptoms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)
  • Chills (rigors)
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea (2x in 24 hours)
  • Nausea or vomiting (2x in 24 hours)
  • Congestion or runny nose accompanied by other symptoms

If you develop symptoms, refer to the above guidance related to isolation. 

 

Masks

Masks should be considered when returning from isolation during days 6-10, in all indoor and outdoor activities.

Otherwise, masks are optional for students and staff, per updated guidance from MDHHS and Oakland County Health Division. 

Mask optional means just that.  Students, staff, and community members will make their own choices regarding masks. 

Teachers should make it clear to students that their choices will be respected and supported regardless of whether they wear a mask or not.   

COVID-19 Testing/Vaccination

There is no need to retest after a positive result to return to school.

Students and staff -- either vaccinated or unvaccinated -- who have been exposed to someone who is COVID-positive do not need to stay home from school. They must wear a mask for 10 full days after exposure in all indoor and outdoor situations and continue monitoring for symptoms. They should stay home (isolate) if symptoms develop. 
 

CDC Isolation Exposure Calculator

Visit the CDC website and click the Isolation & Exposure button to activate a chat bot that walks you through what to do in the event of an exposure or positive test.

Frequently, student health issues in relation to school, surface throughout the year. On this page you will find information regarding the Novi Community School District medication policies and procedures as well as the required forms to support your child while at school, if any health concerns arise. 

Additionally, in order to provide you with up-to-date information a link has been provided to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) websites that will provide you with a wealth of information about topics such as the flu, ADHD, head lice and nutrition.  These sites will give you quick and reliable assistance for your child's health concern.

Immunization Documentation Requirements

Prior to a child entering or attending the Novi Community School District, parents or guardians are required to produce documentation confirming their child has received all required immunizations, or in the alternative, their child has received at least one dose of each required immunization and is awaiting receipt of subsequent doses to be administered at appropriate intervals. There are also provisions to waive vaccines under certain circumstances. If you have a kindergarten student, a seventh grade student, or are enrolling a student who is new to the school district, you must present immunization documentation to your school at the time you register that student or not later than the first day of school.

Immunization Requirements for Child Care and Preschool

Immunization Requirements for Kindergarten, 7th Grade and New Students

Oakland County Health Division

Nurse on call: 800-848-5533 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-Noon, Saturday.

Nurse on call email: noc@oakgov.com

Health and Medication Management Plans

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