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Parent & Student COVID-19 FAQ'S


General Information

No, only call the POC if your student receives a positive test.

No, we cannot require you to test your child, but we do encourage you to get your student tested if they show signs or symptoms. Please understand, your child will not be allowed to attend school if they continue to show signs and symptoms.

St. Francis County Health Unit - Forrest City

Address: 413 N. Division, Forrest City, AR 72335

Phone: 870-633-1340

Madison Satellite Clinic

Address: 509 Jackson St, Madison, AR 72359

Phone: 870-633-0330

Please call our district POC, Dr. Zrano Bowles, at 870-633-1485 ext. 112 to report the positive case. During the call, please answer all questions asked in order to help identify Probable Close Contacts.

Please do not send your student to school if he/she has taken a test and you are awaiting results.

Students who tested negative may return to school if:

  1. They do not have an order to quarantine or isolate
  2. They are free of signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  3. They have signs or symptoms but are fever free for 48 hours

No, if the quarantine period is complete and the student is symptom-free, they may return to school by bringing the required ADH documentation.

Parents will be notified by either the district POC, a school nurse, or a building administrator.

Yes. All PCCs will be contacted by an Arkansas Department of Health Contact Tracer. Contact tracing is a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19. If you get a call from 877-272-6819 or 833-283-2019, be sure and pick up the phone, because you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

A letter or email from the Arkansas Department of Health releasing from quarantine or isolation. If you do not receive any documentation you may email:

Only those students and staff that are determined to be a Probable Close Contact will be notified and ordered to quarantine. Others who were not identified as a PCC may be contacted as long as the privacy of student/staff health information can be protected.

Yes, they will be marked absent initially, but it will be changed to “quarantine” when the school receives the required ADH documentation.

Yes, and we hope he/she will. Please email your student’s teacher(s) for specific information and check Canvas or Lincoln Learning BUZZ for assignments and lessons.

Unless your child shows symptoms of COVID-19, or you receive a call and email from a district representative, you should continue with your normal routine.

Yes, please call the district POC, Dr. Zrano Bowles, at 870-633-1485 ext. 112 or email him at