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Welcome

 

Health Services is part of the Department of Student Services.  Here you will learn more about the Health Services program in the Grandview Heights Schools.  It is the goal of Health Services to protect and improve the health of the students and staff in the school community. It is our goal for children to enter the classroom in optimal health and ready to learn. When children miss school due to illness and other factors, they are excluded from the learning process.  If you have additional questions, please contact district nurse, Amy Elliott, RN, at [email protected] or by phone at the following numbers:

 

  • Grandview Heights High School - 614-485-4002
  • Larson Middle School - 614-485-4102
  • Stevenson Elementary - 614-485-4202

 

COVID-19 Information

Visit our COVID-19 Analytics and Targeted Surveillance Dashboard

Visit https://covid-19.myfcph.org for up-to-date COVID-19 guidance and information. The FCPH COVID hotline is no longer available and questions should be directed to ODH COVID-19 Hotline 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

 

Recent Updates from Franklin County Public Health

FCPH Update 2.28.2022: Mask Advisory Lifted

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) has been consistent with its mask advisories during the last two years aligning with CDC guidance, the Ohio Department of Health, and local metrics. Based on its new framework, CDC has determined the risk in Franklin County to be “yellow.” The state health department has adopted this new framework as the standard here in Ohio. As such, FCPH is rescinding its universal mask advisory for all residents, including schools, employers, and other public indoor settings throughout our community. FCPH strongly encourages all individuals who may be at higher risk for severe outcomes of COVID-19 (e.g. immunocompromised or unvaccinated) to consider continuing to mask when in public. We encourage everyone to support an individual’s choice of masking with empathy and kindness so FCPH will continue our messaging to Spread Love, Not COVID

What Prevention Steps Should You Take Based on Your COVID-19 Community Level?

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People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease, learn more about how to protect yourself.

 

 

FCPH Update 12.30.2021: Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

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Mask to Stay/Test to Play Option Information

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COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
 
Fever or chills
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
 
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
 
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
 
Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

 

RAPID ANTIGEN AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST KITS AVAILABLE

Franklin County Public Health (FCPH), partnering with the Emergency Medical Association (EMA), has provided At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits for students, staff and parents/family. The kits will be kept in the clinic and distributed per the clinic staff upon request.  For testing instructions, please see the attached PDF. 

To stay updated on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit Ohio Department of Health site: coronavirus.ohio.gov   A Daily Health Assessment Guide/Check-In is below and attached for your information and use. 

 

Daily Health Assessment

Hand Washing Guidelines

Can’t say it enough. Whether or not you get a flu shot, the best way to keep any disease from spreading is hand washing. Children should be taught to wash thoroughly:

  • Before eating or handling of food.
  • After using the bathroom.
  • After cleaning up their rooms or toys.
  • After touching any animal including family pets.
  • After coughing, sneezing or blowing their noses.
  • After being outside playing or working.
 

 

Immunization Requirements - 7th and 12th Grade

The immunization requirement for 7th grade states that prior to entry into 7th grade all students should have 1 dose of Tdap (Adacel) and 1 dose Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4).  Watch for the information sheet in the monthly newsletter. This dose is to be given during the Middle School years. The 7th Grade Immunization Requirement Form is below. 

The immunization requirement for all students entering the 12th grade are required to receive 2 doses of the Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) prior to entry into the 12th grade.  The second dose of the vaccine must be administered on or after the 16th birthday.  There must be at least an eight week time span between the first and second dose.  If the first dose of the vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.  The 12th Grade immunization Form is below.