According to the Mayo Clinic, children who have COVID-19 generally have the same symptoms as adults, but they are typically mild and cold like. These include:
- Fever ( defined by DVUSD policy as over 100*F)
- Nasal congestion or runny nose
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches
- Nausea or vomiting
- Poor feeding or poor appetite
If your child is exhibiting any of the above symptoms and you think s/he may have COVID-19, please call your physician for further instructions. Keep your child home and separated from others in your household. If your child presents to the Health Center with ANY of the above symptoms, per county health guidelines, s/he will be sent home and required to stay home for 14 days. If your child has a chronic condition that is documented in their health file and would include the above symptoms, this may be handled on a case by case basis. In the case that their symptoms have worsened, or are in combination with other symptoms, you will be called to pick them up.
It is important to note that children very often do not show signs of infection, even if they have the coronavirus in their system. Therefore, it is very important to follow the CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at all times.