Observing Signs of Illness

Observing Signs of Illness

KLSD believes we have a shared responsibility to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. For this reason, all staff and students are directed to stay home if/when they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Additionally, as a community, we have a responsibility to keep one another safe.

All KLSD staff are directed to monitor self and others for symptoms of COVID-19. In the event that a staff member believes a colleague or student is exhibiting symptoms, it is appropriate for the staff member to encourage that person to report to the school nurse for further evaluation. Students and staff who are exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below and who have no other explanation for them, should be directed to the nurse’s office. If the observing staff member remains concerned about the person exhibiting symptoms, the staff member should engage their direct supervisor.

Any person reporting to the nurse’s office will received a preliminary screening before it is determined whether the person should enter the nurse’s primary area (for those believed to be well) or the nearby isolation area (for those who are who may potentially be ill).

For a list of the most currently identified symptoms of COVID-19, visit the CDC website here.


At the time of this writing, the following symptoms are provided:

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging 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
  • Flushed cheeks
  • Rapid or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity)
  • Fatigue and/or irritability
  • Frequent use of the bathroom

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as it learns more about COVID-19.