COVID-19

dasboard illness information Testing Information
            quarantine information Vaccine Information 

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a newly identified type of coronavirus called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 is easily transmitted from person to person in close contact through the respiratory droplets released by infected persons during coughing, sneezing, or even talking. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic in March 2020.


Below you will find information about the procedures and guidelines WCSD will use this year related to illness and COVID-19.

Please see updated guidance below. Effective 8-12-22.


Illness_____________________________________________________________
We ask that the parent/guardian please monitor their child(ren) daily for illness. If your child(ren) is not feeling well enough to attend school, please keep them home. 
 If your child presents to the health office during the school day with COVID-19 like symptoms, the health office will contact the family to discuss.

If your child is experiencing COVID like symptoms (that are NOT typical for them) we encourage them to be tested, see a healthcare provider for guidance or they can return after 24 hours if/when symptom free/fever free without the use of fever reducing medication. Other children in the home may attend school provided they do not have any symptoms of illness 


If your child is COVID tested and tests:

1.  Negative: Your child may return to school with symptom improvement and be fever free for 24 hours for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Other children in the home may attend school provided they do not have any symptoms of illness.

2. Positive: Your child will need to stay home for 5 days from symptom onset and can return if/when symptom free/fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Health office staff will give you a return to school date. Other children in the home may attend school provided they do not have any symptoms of illness.


Testing Information_________________________________________________

Working with DHS to provide at-home test kits for families and staff free of charge. More to come!!

Community Test sites
are available. Please be aware of the hours of operation and age guidelines before heading to the test site. Many sites also require an appointment.

Summit Clinical Labs 
(2135 S. Koeller St, Oshkosh, WI 54902)
Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, walk-in
Saturdays: 8 am - 11 am.
Type of Testing: PCR, results in less than 24 hrs!!
Bring ID & Insurance card.
Registration ahead of time is recommended. LINK TO REGISTER

Sunnyview Expo
(500 E. County Rd Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901)
Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, walk-in

Type of Testing: PCR, results in 24 - 48 hrs
Registration ahead of time is recommended. LINK TO REGISTER

Omro Pharmacy does offer PCR testing. Please call ahead to verify if your insurance is covered and to make an appointment. Cost $99 if insurance not covered. Results in about 1 hour. 920-685-5041.

UW Oshkosh - Polk Library (Rm 118)
Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 9 am - 2 pm, walk-in
PCR & Antigen testing


Order at-home tests:
ORDER HERE.

Isolation/Quarantine________________________________________________

COVID POSITIVE
If your child or WCSD staff member is COVID Positive then, isolation may end 
after 5 days if the following conditions have been met:
-Fever free for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications);
-AND other symptoms have resolved, except for loss of taste/smell as that could linger beyond 10 days;
-AND at least 5 days have passed since symptoms began or test (if no symptoms).

CLOSE CONTACT
Our district will no longer quarantine students and staff who have been deemed close contacts (regardless of vaccination) provided they have no symptoms.



Vaccine____________________________________________________________

Students and staff are not required to get the COVID-19 Vaccine to attend school/work. The COVID-19 Vaccine is available to anyone 5 years of age or older. If you would like more information on getting your COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the
Winnebago County Health Department website.

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
  • And be boosted if you are 18 and older, and it has been at least 5 months since completing your primary COVID vaccination series. *On 1/5/22 CDC now advises booster for children 12 years and older and at least 5 months since completing Pfizer 2-dose series.

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your 1-dose shot, or if you still need to get your second dose of a 2-dose vaccine, you are NOT fully protected. 

Vaccine Eligibility
On June 21, 2022, the FDA, CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that anyone 6 months and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioTech (Pfizer) COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

--Where can I get vaccinated?
Check out Winnebago County's website HERE, for availability in the area. 

Omro Pharmacy
 (328 E. Main St, Omro) - has all 3 adult vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna) available and boosters, as well as Pfizer and Moderna vaccine for children. No appointment needed, just come in during business hours. 

Your family's healthcare provider would be another great resource - as many hospital pharmacies have vaccine availability. Please contact them for more information. 


If you have any further questions about your child's health or want to discuss your situation, please contact our health office staff.

Health Office Staff_________________________________________

District School Nurse

Jennifer Krause, BSN RN
[email protected]
920-582-5803 extension 3134

Health Aide                                            Health Aide
Katie Houlihan                                       Michele Sawotka-Meyers
[email protected]                              [email protected]
920-582-5803 extension 3120                920-582-5800 extension 2168




Additional COVID-19 Resources
Center for Disease Control & Prevention: COVID-19

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: COVID-19

  • Statewide COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-684-1064

Winnebago County Health Department: COVID-19