COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: 11/11/2021 6:20 PM


The Hancock County Health Department has the authority to require students in Hancock County school systems to isolate or quarantine, as well as to determine when such students may return to school. Please utilize this page for the latest updates from the CDC, State Health Department or EH School Guidelines.

Students who exhibit symptoms from the COVID-19 Symptom List:
All students exhibiting symptoms will be required to remain home from school for 10 days UNLESS they can produce a negative COVID test (not home-test) OR have an alternate diagnosis from a doctor.

Students with a known exposure to a COVID positive individual:
Exposed students will be required to remain home from school for 14 days from point of contact UNLESS student is vaccinated.

Home-test kits:
These tests are for your benefit only. They do not connect with the state or county health departments and therefore cannot be counted as confirmation of positive or negative results for the school.

COVID-19 Numbers:
The state of Indiana updates the number of cases reported in each school weekly. You can access that dashboard HERE to find the numbers reported in each of our schools. Select "School" and then filter which individual school you would like to see the update for.

COVID-19 Related Symptoms:

  • A fever of 100.4° F or greater
  • Sore throat
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
  • Loss of taste or smell