Health Center

TASIS Dorado’s Health Center is outfitted to deal with minor health concerns, administer approved scheduled medications, and perform triage and first aid during emergency events. The Health Center is staffed by two full-time and one part-time RNs to ensure the health and safety of TASIS Dorado students, faculty, and staff. Hours of the Health Center are Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Medical Requirements & Immunizations

All students must complete a series of Medical Forms at the beginning of the school year, including: 

  • Over-the-counter medication permission form 
  • Medical physical exam (completed by student's pediatrician)
  • Dental oral exam (required for Kinder, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th grades)
  • Immunization record (green form)

All forms must be submitted to TASIS Dorado during the first week of school, as follows: 

  • Elementary student forms should be submitted to Elsa Ramos or the Health Center
  • Secondary student forms should be submitted to Annie Galatzán or the Health Center 

TASIS Dorado follows Immunization Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control. Learn more about CDC Immunization Schedules. 

Medications

All medications must be registered with and administered by a Registered Nurse from the Health Center. No medications are allowed on campus outside of the Health Center. Medications must be stored in the original bottles or containers, have clear prescription instructions, and not be expired. For further information, please contact the Health Center at jaycox.b@tasisdorado.com.   

COVID-19 Protocol

Students must be screened daily prior to entering campus. Screening tools include temperature checks and completion of our COVID-19 exposure questionnaire, answered by the student’s parent or guardian. 

Before coming to campus, parents must report their child’s temperature and answer three questions via the COVID-19 Screening Tool found within the Parent Portal in Veracross. This form must be completed daily by a parent or guardian.

Upon arrival at campus, students will go through a second screening process, including another temperature check and hand sanitizing. Temperatures will be taken again during the school day.

The Health Center’s Registered Nurse is available to assess any potential unwell children. Two isolation rooms have been designated for suspected COVID-19 infected cases, and COVID-19 Response Teams are ready to initiate TASIS Dorado COVID-19 Protocol, as needed.

Students, faculty and staff are required to:

  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet
  • Perform hand hygiene using soap and water or hand sanitizer in the absence of soap and water 
  • Monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, which include but are not limited to: 
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

NOTE: It is the responsibility of our faculty, staff, and parents to monitor themselves and family members daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Any individuals with the above symptoms, coupled with a fever above 100.4 F or 38 C, will not be permitted on campus.

Learn more about TASIS Dorado’s Return to Campus Plan. 

Contact Tracing Teams

The COVID-19 Response Team, composed of faculty and staff, is mobilized in the event of a positive or suspected positive COVID-19 case determined on campus. All Contact Tracers have completed the John Hopkins University Contact Tracing Certificate Program.

Response Team responsibilities include initiating contact tracing within the first hour of knowledge of a positive or potential case, as well as interviewing, documenting, and completing the Department of Health Document Completion process. 

COVID-19 Travel Protocol

If a student travels off-island, one of the following two protocols must be followed in order to return to campus:

OPTION 1:

  • Upon returning to Puerto Rico, the student must take a PCR test.
  • Then, the student must wait 5-7 days to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Once negative results are obtained and forwarded to the TD Health Center and it is determined that the student is not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, the student is permitted to return to campus.

OPTION 2:

  • The student completes a 14-day quarantine starting from the day arrived back in Puerto Rico.
  • Once the 14-day quarantine is complete and it is determined by a TD Health Center nurse that the student is not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, the student is permitted to return to campus.

In addition, if a family member within the household travels off-island, (even if the enrolled student does not), the following protocol applies:

  • If the student or family member travels off-island, the Health Center must receive negative PCR results within 72 hours of arrival
  • The student and family member must indicate "YES"  to the question, "HAS THE STUDENT OR FAMILY MEMBER OF THE STUDENT TRAVELLED OFF ISLAND WITHIN THE LAST TWO WEEKS?" on the daily COVID-19 Screening form.  Our Health Center will contact you with further questions. 
  • If there is a positive test or no test results, the student and household must quarantine for 14 days and be symptom-free prior to returning to school.

Once it is determined that no members of the household are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, the student may return to school.

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