DVUSD strives to create a safe and supportive learning environment for its students and staff. There is no guarantee, however, that DVUSD campuses will remain free of COVID-19. This document provides specific guidance for parents to follow if their child(ren) test positive for COVID-19, suspect a potential positive COVID-19 case, or have come into close contact with a household member who tests positive for COVID-19. 


    Process for reporting for parent(s):

    If a student tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, or if a student has been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more during a 24-hour period) with a household member who tests positive for COVID-19, the parent should do the following:

    • Student should stay at home and not report to school. Student and parent(s) should  contact the school nurse.
      • If a student is eligible to return on day 6, the student may wear a face mask through day 10. If student is unable to wear a mask, then student must remain at home for the full 10 days.
    • Home test kits are accepted. Home test kits should have the student's name and date of when the test was administered written on the test kit.


    If a student is sick with COVID-19 Symptoms without a Positive Test:

    • Stay home until symptoms are resolving and are fever free for 24 hours.
    • Parent/guardian should check with the school nurse if there are questions.


    Chronic Allergies or Other Chronic Symptoms that Mirror COVID-19:

    • Parents should inform the campus administrator and summer nurse of the situation, and preferably, well in advance of any situation.
    • Known chronic symptoms should be monitored by the student and their family. 
    • Any student with a chronic illness from a known and documented diagnosis e.g. allergies, migraine headaches, may return to school when symptoms have improved, and student has no fever for 24-hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Any student with non-resolving symptoms should be assessed by a physician.

    Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has provided a helpful tool called the Home Isolation Decision Maker Tool. If you have questions about whether your child should isolate at home, this tool can help. The tool can be accessed by visiting www.maricopa.gov/covidisolationtool.