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Isolation/Quarantine Guidelines

Student or staff member has COVID-19 symptoms

 

If a student or staff member has been excluded from school due to COVID-19 symptoms, they may return to school when the following criteria are met:

 

  • Negative COVID-19 test -OR-
  • At least 5 days have passed since the start of symptoms and a note that symptoms have significantly improved and no fever in the past 24 hours without fever reducing medicine -OR-
  • Doctor’s note clearing the return to school with no further exclusions
  • A mask MUST be worn days 6-10. If a mask is not worn, a 10-day isolation must be observed.
 
 

Student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19

 

Students and staff members who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to notify the school nurse and isolate. They may return on Day 6 if the following criteria are met:

 

 
  • 24 hours have passed since the last fever without fever reducing medicine
  • Provide a note stating symptoms have significantly improved
  • A mask MUST be worn on days 6-10. If a mask is not worn, a 10-day isolation must be observed.
 
 
 

Student or staff member is exposed (close contact) to a COViD-19 positive person


Contact tracing, quarantine and test to stay programs may be suspended in the following instance:

 

A school has less than 10% of their students and staff absent due to testing positive for COVID-19 or having symptoms of COVID-19, over two consecutive one-week periods

 

Contact tracing, quarantine, and test to stay programs must resume in the following instance:

 

  • A school has 10% or more students and staff absent due to testing positive for COVID-19 or having symptoms of COVID-19, over two consecutive one-week periods, until the two consecutive reporting periods are below 10% once again.
  • Contact tracing, quarantine, and test to stay programs should begin the first school day following the end of the second week that is 10% or more.