Covid-19 What to Do: Students

I’m not feeling well, what should I do?

  • Stay home. Call your school to let them know you won’t be attending school on-campus, and tell them if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Then, use the Student Return to School Decision Guidance (Spanish here), to determine when to return to school.
  • If you get tested for COVID-19, notify your school immediately. Then follow-up when you get the results.

I just got tested for COVID-19, but I don’t have results yet, what should I do?

  • Stay home. Notify your school during school hours. Stay home until you receive results.
  • Then use the Student Return to School Decision Guidance (Spanish here)to determine when to return to school.
  • Note: If you are quarantined because you are considered a “close contact” to someone that tested positive, you may not return to school for 14 days, even if you get a negative COVID-19 test result.

I was just notified that I tested positive for COVID-19, now what?

  • Stay home. Notify your school immediately.
    • During school hours, call the schools’ main phone number. Find your school here.
    • After school hours, email studentcovid@hcde.org. Include your school name and contact information, including a call-back phone number.
  • You will not be allowed to return to school until you have been cleared by the School Health nurse.

I was just notified that I tested negative for COVID-19, now what?

  • Notify your school during school hours and be prepared to show proof of your negative test result by sending the test result to  studentcovid@hcde.org.
  • Use the Student Return to School Decision Guidance (Spanish here)to determine when to return to school with School Health nurse clearance.
  • Note: If you are quarantined because you are considered a “close contact” to someone that tested positive, you may not return to school for 10 days and return on day 11. If you get a negative COVID-19 test result 5-7 days after, you may return on day 8.

I was just notified that I was a “close contact” of someone that tested positive for COVID-19, now what?

  • Stay home. Notify your school during school hours, if they are not already aware of the exposure.
  • Expect to participate in remote learning for 14 days, even if you get a negative COVID-19 test result.
  • If you begin to feel ill, speak with a medical professional.
  • If you choose to get tested, notify your school during school hours. Send test results to studentcovid@hcde.org.
  • You will not be permitted to return to school for 10 days, if you get a negative COVID-19 test result on days 5-7 you may return on day 8.