Screening & Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
  • Sore throat
  • New, uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Repeated shaking with chills

Please refer to the chart below for information on returning to school. These definitions help provide more insight:

ISOLATION - Keeping sick people away from healthy ones. This usually means that the sick person rests in his or her own bedroom or area of your home and stays away from others. This includes staying home from school.

QUARANTINE - Separating people who were around someone who was sick, just in case they get sick. Since people who were around other sick people are more likely to get sick themselves, quarantine prevents them from accidentally spreading the virus to other people even before they realize they are sick. Usually, people who are in quarantine stay at home and avoid going out or being around other people. This includes staying home from school.

CLOSE CONTACT - An individual is considered a close contact if any of the following is true:

  • was within six feet of a positive person for more than 15 minutes total in a day
  • had physical contact with the person
  • had direct contact with the respiratory secretions of the person (i.e., from coughing, sneezing, contact with dirty tissue, shared drinking glass, food, or other personal items)
  • lives with or stayed overnight for at least one night in a household with the person. These close contact criteria apply regardless of mask use, face shields, or physical barriers, such as Plexiglass or plastic barriers. The only exception is if a healthcare worker in a school setting is wearing the proper personal protective equipment. When an individual's symptom, contact, or test status changes, the quarantine or isolation requirements should be reassessed.

Information provided by the Indiana Department of Health


In order to foster the safety of our students, staff, and parents in the Canterbury community, and in accordance with our school’s motto of Integritas in omnibus (Integrity in all things), do not forget to do the following daily:

  • Conduct a health and symptom screening before my child arrives at school each day (a screening form will be provided for reference).
  • Conduct a morning temperature check before my child arrives at school each day. If the temperature reads 100.4 or above, I will keep my child at home for the day.
  • Refrain from sending my child to school if they are exhibiting any symptoms designated by the Allen County Board of Health as potentially related to COVID-19.
  • Abstain from the practice of providing fever reducing medicines for the purpose of sending my child to school.
  • Keep my children home when they are sick or exhibiting symptoms of general illness.