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Florida teen told to quarantine for COVID, just has her period

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A Florida teen was told by her school nurse to quarantine for 10 days due to COVID-19 symptoms, but it turns out the teen was just experiencing symptoms from her menstrual cycle.

Sheila Gayle’s eighth grade daughter was told to quarantine by the nurse at Lexington Middle School because of what they thought were COVID-19 symptoms.

But according to Sheila, her daughter was just having “that time of the month.”

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Sheila claims her daughter told the nurse she had just started her cycle and felt tired. She told the nurse she wasn’t suffering from a fever, body aches, or any other COVID-19 symptoms; just fatigue.

The nurse gave Sheila’s daughter a form, indicting her fatigue could be related to COVID-19.

According to WPTV, Sheila had two choices, “either quarantine her daughter, which would also mean quarantine her siblings enrolled in other Lee County schools, or take time off work and get the doctor’s note. She chose the latter, hoping she won’t have to go through this again next month.”