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LCSD Health Services

Sandy Koch, RN BSN
Elementary School Nurse
P:  (607) 533-3020 Ext. 1113

F:  (607) 533-4829

Kelly Bell, RN BSN
Elementary School Nurse
P:  (607) 533-3020 Ext. 1113
F:  (607) 533-4829

Diane Marabella, RN BSN
Middle School Nurse
P:  (607) 533-3020 Ext. 2140

F:  (607) 533-4851

Tracie Larkin RN
High School Nurse

P:  (607) 533-3020 Ext. 3111
F:  (607) 533-3546


Tompkins County Department of Health Protocol for Returning to Work/School

Return to Work and School Protocol updated with new travel guidelines 11.23.2020

COVID 19 Return to School Protocol info sheet

What Parents Need to Know About Covid 19 FAQs (1).pdf
Answers to your frequently asked questions by Dr. Melissa Dhundale-Lansing Central School District Medical Director

Daily Health Screenings

Every student and staff member will need to do daily health checks....please use the CMC screener 
for your childs daily health checks. 

All students and staff will be required to have a daily health check/temperature screen each school day. Student or staff member
with a fever of 100°F or greater or symptoms of possible COVID-19 virus infection should not be present in school and must stay home.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keep an up to date list of symptoms of Coronavirus on its website.
This list is not all inclusive as some individuals may display other symptoms or none at all.

CDC symptom webpage:

As of 7/13/2020, the following are listed as the most common symptoms of COVID-19:
• Fever or chills (100°F or greater)
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea 

If a family member develops any COVID 19 symptoms, all siblings and household members should stay home from
school until the 
symptomatic person has a negative COVID test. The results of negative COVID 19 test must
be provided in writing to the building school 
nurse prior to anyone returning. 

Any child presenting to the school nurse with any of the above possible covid symptoms will be sent home. 

Return to School Guidelines
After Illness Schools must follow CDC and NYSDOH guidance for allowing a student or staff member to return to school after exhibiting
symptoms of COVID-19. See the Tompkins County Department of Health Return to Work/School Protocol.
 The information pertains to anyone staying home for an illness and anyone sent home by the school.

To return to school after a COVID like illness students and staff must have at a minimum the following: 

1. Documentation of a negative COVID 19 test
2. Fever free for 24 hours without the fever reducing medicaiton and improvement of symptoms

The results of negative COVID 19 test must be provided in writing to the building school
nurse prior to anyone returning. 

Revised 10.06.2020
NYSDOH Decision Making Flowchart for School

*If COVID -19 positive, a release from isolation as required by DOH must be received by the school prior to the student returning.

If/when the NYSDOH changes/updates the guidelines, that information will be posted and followed. 




Below are 2 cute videos to reinforce proper handwashing with children and one for older students.....

Younger students:

Older Students:


This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.
Please see our COVID 19 School Resources page for more information.