Covid Tests Available

Covid Tests Available
Covid Tests Available

Challenger is fortunate to have an extra surplus of at-home covid test kits that we are making available to our families.  While most of them have expired dates on the package, we have confirmed that as long as the control line shows up in the test window, the test kit is still valid.  

You may pick up at-home test kits in the office or email one of the health office staff members to send a kit home with your student.

School Nurse: Birgitte Noesgaard, [email protected]

Health Tech: Abigail Diaz, [email protected]

As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of any cold-like virus, until those symptoms start to improve and there is no fever for 24 hours (without use of fever-reducing medication).  Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff.

What Symptoms to Look For

  • The flu and COVID-19 are both spread from person-to-person, especially indoors and in crowded places. Symptoms for both viruses can include fever, headache, and muscle and joint pain, as well as a sore throat and coughing.
  • RSV is a respiratory virus that has been detected in previous cold and flu seasons. Symptoms of RSV include cough, runny nose, and fever. Treatment consists of managing symptoms.

Tips to Avoid Getting Sick
San Diego County health officials offer these tips to prevent getting sick:

  • Wash hands thoroughly and often
  • Use hand sanitizers, if unable to wash hands
  • Stay away from sick people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean commonly touched surfaces and/or wash/sanitize your hands after using them.
  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 and flu vaccines



 

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