One of the most important things for the Shawnee Heights community to do right now is to remember to take every day preventative actions that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs
  • Wash you hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. 




Shawnee County residents should first call their Primary Care Provider to see if testing is available through that clinic location. Individuals experiencing two ore more symptoms of COVID-19 are eligible for testing if supplies are available. Always call ahead before entering a primary care clinic.

COVID-19 Symptoms include:

  • Fever of 100.4 (F) or higher
  • Chills
  • Rigors
  • Muscle pain and aches
  • Malaise
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea

If you have two ore more of the above symptoms, see the COVID-19 Testing Options Flyer for information on how to make an appointment for COVID-19 testing in Shawnee County.



GF-079 - COVID-19 Return to School Guidelines - Staff

GF-081 - Employee Application for Sick Leave or Expanded FMLA (FFCRA)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Leave and Pay Expectations) 

Reason: Unable to work or telework because Leave Provide Pay Requirement
1. The employee is subject to a federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19. Two weeks paid, up to 80 hours

Regular rate of pay, up to $511 per day or $5,110 total

2. The employee has been advised by a healthcare provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19 Two weeks paid, up to 80 hours Regular rate of pay, up to $511 per day or $5,110 total
3. The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis. Two weeks paid, up to 80 hours Regular rate of pay, up to $511 per day or $5,110 total
4. The employee is caring for an individual who is subject to an order as described in subparagraph (1) or has been advised as described in paragraph (2). Two weeks paid, up to 80 hours 2/3 of regular rate, up to $200 per day, or up to $2,000 in two-week period




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