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NCDHHS Updates-Collaborative Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Rebecca Planchard
43:46
Good morning, all! Thanks so much for joining us this morning
Wanda Edwards
44:46
Good morning from Guilford County Schools. Make it a great day!
Sarah Nobles
45:21
Sarah Nobles (school nurse)from Piedmont Charter
Karen Bean
45:35
Good Morning from Stokes County Schools!!
Jennifer Solley
45:38
Good morning from Currituck County!
Jennifer Johnson
45:49
Good morning from Pitt County Schools!
Les Atkins
46:06
Good morning from Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools!
Ana Daley
46:42
Ana Daley, school nurse Carolina Charter Academy in Angier, NC. Good morning, all!
Gradesa Lockhart
46:49
Good morning from Vance County Schools! Gradesa Lockhart - Principal
Janel Lingle
46:55
Good Morning from Alexander County Schools
Eliz Colbert
47:00
Good morning from Eliz Colbert, NC Virtual
Ashley Kennedy
47:20
Ashley Kennedy, Vance County Schools Nurse
Kim Berry
47:30
Good Morning! Kim Berry, school nurse Henderson County
RBeckert
47:30
Good Morning! Rhonda Beckert, RN/School Nurse Pamlico County High School, Bayboro, NC
Christina Warren
47:43
Good Morning from Christina Warren (school nurse) Pamlico County Schools
cshell
47:55
Swain County Schools is here too!
Kelly Martin Hicks
47:57
GOod morning, Haywood county schools
Connie Ivey, RN
48:05
Good Morning! Connie Ivey, RN Columbus County Schools
Tracey Lewis
48:09
Good morning from Surry County Schools!
A. Owenby
48:15
Good morning from Transylvania County! April Owenby - School Nurse
Christina Warren
48:40
Good Morning from Christina Warren, School Nurse; Pamlico County Schools
Gwen Johnson
48:51
Gwen Johnson for Ellie Schollmeyer - Voyager Academy, Durham, NC
Susan Neeley
48:57
Good Morning All
Tammy Finch
49:04
Question: Can you talk about the 14 day quarantine for anyone who was in close contact with a covid positive person? The 14 day quarantine guidance does not include a required COVID test, but couldn't the person begin presenting symptoms or present with COVID even up to the 14th day of the quarantine?
Susan Neeley
49:41
Susan Neeley Gaston County Schools, Good Morning
Kelly
51:09
Would you provide Larry's contact information in the chat please?
Stephen Gay
52:28
Will PE also be addressed in updated guidance?
jsawyer
53:02
Good morning everyone! Jean Sawyer - School Nurse Camden County Schools
Heather.Duane
54:50
Good Morning - Heather Duane, School Nurse Onslow County Schools
Deb Hoffman
55:06
Good morning, everyone! Deborah Hoffman, Principal, Jacksonville Commons Elementary School (Onslow County Schools)
Monica Hurley
55:35
Monica Hurley, Randolph County School System
Mia Murphy
55:39
Welcome to everyone! So excited you could join!
Terri Gallop
56:26
Good Morning! Terri Gallop - Washington County Schools
Larry Michael
56:45
Larry D. Michael, REHS, MPHState Environmental Health Director/Section ChiefDivision of Public HealthOffice: 919 707 5855larry.michael@dhhs.nc.gov
Shamon Cheek
58:03
Good morning. Shamon Cheek, School Nurse-Weldon City Schools
Mia Murphy
58:16
Be sure if you want EVERYONE to see your chat message, you select Panelists and Attendees
Larry Michael
58:37
Larry D. Michael, REHS, MPHState Environmental Health Director/Section ChiefDivision of Public HealthOffice: 919 707 5855larry.michael@dhhs.nc.gov
Ashley Kennedy
58:45
Ashley Kennedy, Vance County Schools Nurse
jburger
59:20
Julie Burger - Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County School Health
Forsyth County CD Team
59:22
Good morning. Brooke Hamby, Forsyth County Communicable Disease, School Investigation Team
Shamon Cheek
01:00:25
Per Executive Order having no exception with wearing face mask during strenuous exercise-how does that affect students with chronic respiratory health problems during these times?
Amy Hobgood
01:00:59
Mask breaks were allowed for school aged children. Is this still permitted?
Christy Grant
01:01:13
Is there still language in the EO pertaining to people who may qualify for mak exclusions?
Gregg Sinders
01:01:49
Is there not more risk with children taking sweaty masks on and off during strenuous exercise
Vanessa Baker
01:02:30
In what manner is it recommended schools do mask breaks
Kathy Wiborg
01:02:33
Good Morning, Kathy Wiborg, Lead Nurse Washington County Schools.
penny.rosser
01:03:13
will masks be required for individuals alone in their offices
Rebecca Planchard
01:04:24
Good morning, all - masks are required for PE, yes. But for an individual who is alone in their office, a mask would not be required.
Janet
01:04:26
Good morning! Janet Johnson, Lead Nurse, Harnett County Schools
Jessica Swencki
01:04:42
https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/NCDHHS-Interim-Guidance-for-Youth-Amateur-Sports.pdf
Jennifer McCracken
01:06:13
for this new quarantine guidance we are waiting on, can antigen testing be used at day 7 if no symptoms or just PCR tests? Do we know yet?
jmann
01:08:52
Does executive order 180 require prek students age 5 to wear a mask?
CLarissa
01:09:43
what about wearing masks at outside recess
Deb Hoffman
01:09:52
If a person tests positive, but was asymptomatic, how do we determine quarantine dates for the person -- and for close contacts?
Kelly
01:10:13
Please address outside recess explicitly
Kelly
01:10:23
are masks required?
CLarissa
01:10:57
at the present time, our students do not wear masks while at the 30 minute recess time daily.
CLarissa
01:11:09
Do they need to have the mask on while at daily outside recess.
Rebecca Planchard
01:11:32
Hi all - Yes, students are required to wear masks during recess.
Shauna Guthrie
01:12:16
are going to allow testing out of quarantine with antigen testing or just PCR?
Vanessa Baker
01:12:20
What is the guidance around providing mask breaks? What could this look like?
Rebecca Planchard
01:13:04
The current mask break guidance on page 5 of the StrongSchoolsNC guidance still applies
Rebecca Planchard
01:13:14
https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/Strong-Schools-NC-Public-Health-Toolkit.pdf
Rebecca Planchard
01:15:25
Yes, if/when the CDC changes quarantine guidance we will be widely sharing what that means for our state - not only for our schools, but for everyone.
Kim Morrison
01:15:46
Page 5 mentions that it is ok to not wear the mask during strenuous activity. But, we are saying this has changed, correct?
Rebecca Planchard
01:16:49
Yes, that's exactly right - any reference to a mask exception during strenuous activity will be updated for December with reference to the new executive order 180
Lynn Kroeger
01:17:49
How do we sign up for the pilot for testing?
Jodi Wyant
01:18:27
Are these more likely to produce a false positive or a false negative?
Jackie Lalor
01:20:59
Will private schools have the opportunity to participate in the pilot testing program?
Rebecca Planchard
01:21:54
Thank you for the question about Spanish translations - We are working with our translations team to re-do our guidance translations. My hope is that by this Friday, we will also be back up-to-date with all of our guidance translated into Spanish.
Shamon Cheek
01:22:41
If a person is asymptomatic, how would one know to possibly test? Missed the recommendation on previous slide regarding testing asymptomatic persons. Thank you
Rebecca Planchard
01:25:20
Thanks for this question, Shamon. We recommend for K-12 student/staff testing that a symptomatic individuals be tested, and that close contacts (whether they are symptomatic or not) be tested. For asymptomatic testing, something like testing 10% of your staff once a week as some of our higher education institutions are doing, we'd recommend adults be tested if a broader testing strategy is pursued.
Joe Maimone
01:26:06
How quickly will results of Binax be available after swabbing?
Jennifer Johnson
01:27:21
If they expire, what is the shelf life in general?
Lynn Kroeger
01:27:37
Thank you for your response. This webinar is very helpful. We have been working closely with our health department in Union County and have been working on procedures and consent forms for the past 3 weeks. The health department has said that they can provide us with 2000 antigen tests. We have our CLIA certificate in place. We would love to be part of the pilot program.
gregory.monroe
01:27:39
Will school districts that are full remote or Plan C be eligible to participate in the pilot program?
Shauna Guthrie
01:28:29
are you saying for rapid testing someone might collect the swab at the school then transport it to a waivered facility (LHD for example) to actually run the test?
Janet
01:28:29
would guardian consent be expected before testing symptomatic students?
Jodi Wyant
01:29:15
Will parental consent be required for antigen testing?
Shamon Cheek
01:30:48
Can this presentation be shared via email?
Jessica Swencki
01:31:26
Yes...we will send this deck out with the recording later today.
Brent Anderson
01:31:52
who will be receiving the info on participation at the district level?
Mary Hawley Oates
01:32:34
Currently we cannot accept a negative antigen test if someone is symptomatic without a follow up molecular/PCR test. How will that change with this process?
Jessica Swencki
01:33:34
The information will be shared with all superintendents and charter leaders.
Rebecca Planchard
01:37:07
More information about the antigen testing pilot opportunity will be shared this week and widely distributed to all of our education and health leaders across the state - all the info about how to apply to be in the pilot will be included.
Rebecca Planchard
01:38:22
The BinaxNOW antigen tests (the specific manufacturer whose tests we have free from the federal government) provide results within 15 minutes, on site.
Jean-Marie Maillard
01:41:18
Responding to your question on quarantine: yes, a close contact to an infected person
Jean-Marie Maillard
01:43:04
close contact to an infected person (whether symptomatic or not) should quarantine for 14 days. And while testing at day 6 Is informative, "you do not test out of quarantine." A person testing negative at day 6 during quarantine should still continue quarantine through day 14.
Tammy Finch
01:46:57
Just a reflection: It is difficult to consider opening schools, thinking that a death of a staff or student may be the result of that decision.
Terri Gallop
01:47:41
Thank You Everyone for all of the great information shared today.
Stacia Harris
01:47:53
Thank you!
Tracey Lewis
01:48:09
Thank you so much, everyone!
Jennifer Johnson
01:48:25
Thank you so much! These calls are absolutely invaluable!
Mitzi Taylor, Northampton County Schools
01:49:03
thank you all so much, very informative session