(507) 477-3235 9 Sixth Ave SE, Hayfield, MN 55940

Michele Nelson

School Nurse


Too Sick for School?
A child should not come to school (and will be sent home from school) if they have or have had :

-Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
-new onset and/or worsening cough
-difficulty breathing
-new loss of taste or smell
(Any of these above symptoms will require a COVID test to return to school)

-Vomiting in past 24 hours
-Strep throat (should be treated for at least 12 hours with antibiotics before return to school)

COVID-19 symptoms
1 of these “More Common”: fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F, new onset and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell.

2 of these “Less Common”: sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose

MDH COVID-19 Decision Tree This will help you walk through recommendations.

Please notify the school nurse if your child has symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Please notify the school if your child has a contagious condition like chicken pox or strep throat.

The goal of this site is to provide students, parents, and teachers with health related information and answers to common questions, to provide an immediate resource for forms and other documents, and to define and explore the health services provided at school.