JGESA COVID-19 Resources
JGESA understands that there are many questions around how students will learn. We are in uncharted waters and are doing our best to make this as simple as possible. If you have questions please feel free to reach out. Our goal is not only to provide an education for all our students, but to also maintain the amazing community of students, families and staff that make JGESA special.
Communication is key to making educatation work. Not only will Advisors/Paras be checking in with students, but students and parents will need to communicate your needs with us. Email will be the primary communication from JGESA to parents. Please commit to checking your email daily. JGESA staff will be available 7:30 am-3:30 pm on weekdays. We ask for patience as some of our responses may take up to 48 hours during regular student contact days.
Thank you for informing JGESA that your student is ill. We appreciate your caution. If your student’s symptoms are consistent with Covid-19 please use the attached information sheets to assist you in making decisions as to how long your student should remain at home. If you have questions about your students return date, please contact the office.
In alignment with new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), JGESA will be updating our isolation procedures effective Monday, January 17.
A shorter isolation period of 5 days (for asymptomatic and mildly-ill people) will now be in place to focus on the period when a person is most infectious. Students who test positive can end isolation AFTER 5 full days if they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their other symptoms have improved. The 5-day isolation period will start as day 0 being the first day symptoms started OR the day of the positive test if no symptoms are present. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected. Upon return, students should wear a well-fitting mask for the remaining 5 days.
Who is not included in the shortened isolation/quarantine recommendations?
- Children < 2 years of age, or other individuals who are unable to wear a mask.
- People who cannot wear a mask, including children < 2 years of age and people of any age with certain disabilities, should isolate (if infected) and quarantine (if exposed) for 10 days.
- People who have moderate or severe illness
- People who have moderate COVID-19 illness should isolate for 10 days.
- People with severe COVID-19 illness (e.g., requiring hospitalization, intensive care, or ventilation support) should isolatefor at least 10 days and may need to isolate longer after symptom onset. They should consult with their healthcare provider to determine the appropriate duration of isolation.
- People who are immunocompromised
If a family member tests positive for COVID-19 other students in the household do not need to quarantine unless displaying symptoms.
If your student is under isolation or quarantine your Advisor will work with you and your student on a plan for their time away from school.
If your student tested positive for Covid please inform the school office.