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Some students return to school in Nash County; district urges virus precautions

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A limited number of students returned to in-class learning this week as Nash County Public Schools begin to phase in face-to-face instruction.

Pre-kindergarten and exceptional children teachers received their first students since schools moved online March 13. No official word has been given as to when other students will be allowed to return to classes.

All schools in the district will adapt new safety rules in place now for returning students, according to school officials.

Deb Terrell, a nurse with the school district, said students will be screened before entering school buildings. Students with a temperature of 99.8 degrees or higher, along with those displaying coronavirus symptoms, won’t be allowed to attend school.

All students are required to wear masks on buses and on school grounds. Schools will provide five cloth masks for each student. Students may wear their own masks as long as coverings conform to the school’s dress code on images and language. Students seeking exemption from wearing a mask must provide documentation of a medical, developmental or behavioral condition.

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Parents, don’t send a child to school if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

• Congestion or runny nose.

• Loss of taste or smell.

• Nausea of vomiting.

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

• Headache.

• Cough.

• Fever or chills.

• Diarrhea.

• Sort throat.

• Muscle pain.  

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