Dear NEFPS colleagues,
Through a productive communication between DCPS and the DOH, we were able to effect a change in the COVID-19 return to school guidelines. Namely, the school board has clarified that we do NOT need to specify an alternate diagnosis nor do we have to certify they are COVID free on clinical exam alone. Attached you will find the simplified and clarified guidelines.
As always, I welcome all comments and questions.
Bethany Atkins, MD