Keep alert for signs of illness, stay home when sick

As the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District continues in-person instruction, it is critically important that parents and guardians play an active role in maintaining a safe environment for students and staff. Of paramount importance is observing signs of illness, and keeping your child home should symptoms of illness be exhibited.


Below, are symptoms as outlined by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), which should help you make this critically important decision. 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.

Do not send children to school when the following symptoms are exhibited:

  • Fever (> 100°F), or chills
  • Cough without known allergies
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose without known allergies
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

*Please note, this list is not exhaustive 


Please consult a medical professional should you believe you or your child have symptoms. 

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