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NCDHHS Updates-Collaborative Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer Solley
31:23
Good morning from Currituck County!
dmacdonald
32:06
Good Morning from Scotland County
winsloww
32:23
Good morning from Vance Charter School!
Dr. Goodin
32:46
Good morning from Sampson County
Tracey Lewis
32:52
Good morning from Surry County!
Deborah Trogdon
33:00
Good morning from The Crystal Coast, Carteret County
Valerie Minogue
33:04
Howdy from Orange
Tammy Finch
33:12
During today's call, can you please discuss ventilation in schools and any recommendations? Thanks!
Amy Draper
33:26
Good morning from Northapton County.
A. Bey, MD FACOG
33:36
Any guidance to distinguish between COVID symptoms from possible vaccine side effects vs a symptoms from covid? Is there a role for rapid antigen testing?
Wanda Edwards
34:27
Happy Terrific Tuesday from Guilford County Schools.
ameliahockaday
35:14
Good morning from Johnston County
Neimand Collaborative
35:42
Mia, do you see me as Neimand Collaborative?
Walker Wilson
35:46
@Sheila, you can reach out to any local vaccine providers https://myspot.nc.gov/
Carrie Spradley, RN
37:25
CDC no longer recommends temp screenings. Will NC toolkit drop that requirement?
Tammy Finch
37:30
Once staff are vaccinated, do they need to continue the 6 foot social distancing with other vaccinated adults at school?
Paige Raper
38:03
Our local paper reported “Reopening guidance from Cooper’s administration loosens restrictions for elementary students by allowing kids not to wear masks while seated in classrooms.” Can you speak to this? Thank you!
diane.rocker
38:14
also would be helpful to know how we are to respond to post-vaccine symptoms
Scott Elliott
39:43
Good morning! Can you address the use of 3 ft of social distancing rather than 6 ft under Plan A? the new guidelines n
Scott Elliott
40:17
...nor the toolkit address anything except 6 ft. Thank you!!
Walker Wilson
43:44
Yes, the 3Ws remain very important even once people get the vaccine.
Pender County Schools
44:04
The CDC guidance does NOT recommend universal symptom screenings for students K-12. Are schools going to change the practice of checking temperatures at the door before entering?
Walker Wilson
44:38
@Paige, nothing about the face covering requirement has changed. Can you send us an email to follow up offline?
Carrie Spradley, RN
44:43
Thank you YES...that's what I want to know...will NC drop universal screenings and temps? They are NOT recommended by CDC
Paige Raper
45:24
@Walker WIlson - yes. What email address should I use?
Walker Wilson
47:55
@Paige Thanks! walker.wilson@dhhs.nc.gov
Kim Ragan
49:57
Do you allow for the person being tested to self-swab or does the nurse have to do it?
Kim Ragan
50:19
Do you allow the person being tested to self swab or can only the nurse swab?
Rebecca Shipman
50:59
Once we enter our test results into the eCATR system, do those get entered into the state reporting information? My local HD is asking me to fill out an additional form so they can get the information into the state site?
Matt DeLaurence
51:21
I heard you say we could use to 'screen' staff. Is the reason we cannot screen students with this due to supplies?
Kim Morrison
51:55
For those of us in the pilot does our health dept ask for additional tests or should the LEA request those when we get low on tests?
Matt DeLaurence
52:35
Specifically, why can we not do this for students?
Mary B Oates
54:44
Do you have to have permission of the adults/staff that you are screening each week?
L Cropp
56:34
Should screening be done on those who have been vaccinated?
Kim Ragan
56:44
should screening testing be done if person has received the vaccine?
Paige Raper
57:01
Email sent @Walker Wilson
Rebecca Shipman
57:51
Will we have access to more tests if we start doing more diagnostic testing?
betsey tilson
59:13
as an extra layer of protection, we are still recommending screening and temperature checks
Ellie Schollmeyer
59:26
Please post the link for the new CDC February 26, 2021 guidance. Thank you
Amy Heflin
59:27
Many of our staff would refuse screening. They are already very resistant to answering daily screening questions. Many are complaining about the invasion of their privacy.
Walker Wilson
01:00:47
@Amy, this would not be required but an option for schools as another layer of mitigation/prevention of spread
gregory.monroe
01:01:50
The slide stated that LEAs can add testing as an additional mitigation layer. If one doesn't are the required to screen students, staff, and visitors or is that a "best practice"?
Natalie Ivanov (she/her)
01:05:44
@Rebecca - if you need more tests for your diagnostic testing program you can definitely request more. You can use the form that will go live on Thursday to request more tests.
L Cropp
01:06:20
Do close contacts who have been vaccinated need to quarantine?
Natalie Ivanov (she/her)
01:06:42
@Kim - your LEA should put in the request for more tests
Kim Morrison
01:07:06
Thank you. We will do that and have enjoyed being part of the pilot.
Denise Kent
01:07:24
L. Copp- YES! WE need guidance on how vaccination effects who quarantines!!!
Natalie Ivanov (she/her)
01:07:27
As promised, please send your specific operational/reporting questions on testing here: StrongSchoolsNC@dhhs.nc.gov
Brandon Evans
01:07:39
I apologize if I missed it but how do we access all of the communications assets such as graphics, canva resources, etc?
Natalie Ivanov (she/her)
01:08:27
@Kim - great to hear! :)
A. Bey, MD FACOG
01:08:31
how do you manage close contacts for 3ft distance
Walker Wilson
01:08:35
@Denise, here is the guidance for individuals after they have had vaccines. Interim Guidance for Individuals Who Have Been Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Cheryl Turner
01:08:36
Are there any particular metrics that will eventually allow for MS and HS to go to 3 ft?
Scott Elliott
01:08:43
Thank you, Dr. Tilson. Continued appreciation for your answers to us.
Walker Wilson
01:08:59
@Denise https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/vaccinations/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Individuals-Who-Have-Been-Vaccinated-Against-COVID-19.pdf
Lucinda Dedmond
01:09:19
Advice about ventilation in classrooms? funding for window fans/air filters?
Denise Kent
01:09:23
Thanks!!
Rebecca Planchard
01:10:13
@Brandon - links will be in the slide deck sent your way after this! And then when it comes to customizable assets in Canva, that link is available through DPI to all comms leaders for districts and charters. If you need that link, let us know!
Ashley Kummer
01:10:35
Will the symptom screen in the Public Health Toolkit be updated to include vaccine screening and additional symptoms like congestion, runny nose, GI Issues (similar to medical office screenings? )
Jessica Poole
01:11:00
Should we continue to have staff members who test negative on a rapid test, take an additional PCR test before returning to work?
Natalie Ivanov (she/her)
01:12:45
@Jessica - if someone who is symptomatic/a close contact tests negative on a rapid test, our guidance does recommend a confirmatory PCR test. Our antigen guidance can be found here: https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/healthcare/Antigen-Provider-Update.pdf
angela dawson
01:13:27
Clarifying question: is 3ft distancing permitted? There is information out that 6 ft is no longer required for K-5. Can you repeat your answer on this…
Jessica Poole
01:13:30
Thank you!
diane.rocker
01:13:58
please respond to post-vaccine question
Kim Ragan
01:14:35
Do we rapid test those who have had vaccine during screening?
Rebecca Shipman
01:14:36
Can someone please tell me if my eCATR reporting gets entered into state site?
kim shelton
01:15:29
Is there any update on wearing gators in the school setting.
Tammy Finch
01:15:37
Is extra ventilation recommended or required? Is an open window OK or do we need to do more?
Jessica Swencki
01:15:44
https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/vaccinations/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Individuals-Who-Have-Been-Vaccinated-Against-COVID-19.pdf
Joy Warner
01:16:14
so are you saying that if we cannot have 3 feet we cannot move to plan a?
Scott Elliott
01:16:19
I do apologize for continuing to bring this up, but our greatest challenge as we move to Plan A is bus transportation. Our schools are K-8 and have middle and elementary children on the same buses. It would be helpful if we could use Plan A for K-5 and Plan B seating for 6-8. Especially as it gets warmer and we can increase ventilation on the buses. Any consideration for this flexibility would be appreciated.
Mary B Oates
01:16:49
If you go with 3 feet distancing instead of 6 feet in Plan A you still have to quarantine if less than 6 feet to someone who is exposed?
A. Bey, MD FACOG
01:17:00
if a positive case develops in setting of 3 feet distance are all children quarantine because of 6ft rule for close contacts?
Natalie Ivanov (she/her)
01:17:01
@Rebecca - we might need to follow up offline to dig in to your specific situation (StrongSchoolsNC@dhhs.nc.gov). If you are reporting only aggregate counts via eCATR, you still need to report detailed positives (usually via fax). If you are reporting detailed results via PTR, that information goes directly to the state.
kristin.moyers
01:17:01
Is there anything in writing for employees who have received their 2nd vaccine regarding symptoms they may have post vaccine? Such as, after 48 hours if still fevered seek medical advise?
Rebecca Planchard
01:17:02
@Mary - yes
Karen Kerley
01:17:07
Is 6ft social distance required for 14 days for early return quarantine of 7 day or 10 days with No symptoms for elementary kids?
Carrie Spradley, RN
01:17:11
Will there be updates to the NC tookit to eliminate things CDC no longer recommends??
Natalie Ivanov (she/her)
01:17:33
Here is the email again: StrongSchoolsNC@dhhs.nc.gov
Tammy Finch
01:17:36
The ventilation question is less about funding and more about is is recommended or required and is their guidance around that?
Elizabeth Readmond
01:17:43
was the masks in lower grades addressed
Molly White
01:17:45
14.78/24
Lucinda Dedmond
01:18:06
Yes, I agree with Tammy
Rebecca Planchard
01:18:07
@tammy - check out the vaccination section in the StrongSchoolsNC toolkit on recommended ventilation guidance
Rebecca Planchard
01:18:12
*ventilation section!
Jessica Swencki
01:18:27
Yes...masks are still required.
diane.rocker
01:18:51
is it ok to consider chills and fever as part of post-vaccine reaction?
Jessica Kelly
01:19:53
What is that website again for the communication session?
Laura Bilbro-Berry
01:20:38
Thank you to all for providing these regular updates for our schools...very helpful!
Walker Wilson
01:20:40
@Diane, this is from our Vaccine FAQ page: No serious side effects were reported in clinical trials. Temporary reactions after receiving the vaccine may include a sore arm, headache or feeling tired and achy for a day or two. These temporary reactions were more common after the second vaccine dose. In most cases, these temporary reactions are normal, which are good signs that your body is building protection. You can take medicines like Tylenol or ibuprofen to help with these temporary reactions after receiving your shot. While extremely rare, there have been a few cases of severe allergic reaction to the Pfizer vaccine outside of the clinical trials, and vaccine providers are prepared with medicines if they need to treat these rare allergic reactions.
Admin
01:20:50
what was the website for the PD courses?
Walker Wilson
01:21:04
https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines/frequently-asked-questions-about-covid-19-vaccinations
Jessica Swencki
01:21:36
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRndpzSAjEJJ9oCWm8w16L7-_Bd2EO1Z1X0RpaO-Ds2yr2Iw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Jessica Swencki
01:21:54
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Catherine Nelson, VMC Community Health
01:22:24
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01:22:35
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