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BGISD to End Morning Temp Checks


The Kentucky Department of Education, in consultation with the Kentucky Department for Public Health has updated the Healthy at School guidance to state that only symptomatic students and staff need to be screened for fever. Temperature checks prior to school or bus entry are no longer required.

Effective April 12, 2021, Bowling Green Independent Schools will end morning temperature screenings for students and employees.

Individuals with COVID-19 can experience a wide range of signs and symptoms, and symptoms may appear 2- 14 days after exposure to the virus. Students experiencing COVID-19 like illness during the school day must be excluded from school. Students with a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees should follow isolation criteria. The BGISD Return to School guidelines document provides more detailed information regarding symptoms and isolation criteria.

Graves Gilbert Clinic provides daily school health functions for Bowling Green Independent Schools, with all schools staffed with school health professionals, plus a walk-in care service at Bowling Green High School, managed by an onsite Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN). A Medical Director supports the staff in implementing programs and services. On-site laboratory screenings are available for flu, strep, and COVID-19 for students and employees.

School Health Professionals also offer health services through the VSee Clinic for Patient app, a telemedicine, video software. Employees and families may make an appointment to visit District Nurse Practitioner, Ashley Allen, from their homes with either a computer or mobile phone. If a COVID-19 Rapid test is ordered, testing may be done curbside at your school with results in approximately 20 minutes. 

Call your School Health Professional to schedule a VSee telehealth visit, or for more information, contact the BGISD School Health Clinic at (270) 418-2714.

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