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In line with health directives and understanding that there is a good probability that a student will test positive for COVID-19 at some point in the school year, our quarantine policy is as follows:
When a student tests positive for COVID-19, that student is required to self-quarantine for a minimum of 10 days, with the last three days symptom free. During this time, the student will attend school remotely until he/she can return to school in-person.
If a student comes into contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, either at or outside of school, and proper protection procedures were followed (i.e., face coverings worn, social distance maintained, hand washing, etc.), the student does not have to quarantine. Students exposed to a COVID-positive person in school are not required to quarantine as long as the exposure occurred in a classroom setting and all students/teachers were wearing face coverings and following appropriate protocols. Students are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms.
If a student comes into contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes in the 48 hours prior to being positive, either at or outside of school, and proper protection procedures were not in place, quarantine requirements are as follows before returning to on campus, in-person instruction:
The above two options (7-day quarantine with a negative test or 10-day quarantine) do not apply to after-school and extracurricular activities, including sports, where proper protective procedures were not in place. In these cases, a student is required to quarantine 14 days from the last date of contact with the individual who tested positive.
During the quarantine period, the student will attend school remotely until he/she can return to school.
Once a student tests positive for COVID-19, he/she is not required to quarantine for 90 days from the positive test date even if close contact occurs.
If a student exhibits symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 (fever of 100.4 degrees or greater, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell and/or taste), the student should not attend school. If there are multiple symptoms or symptoms (one or more) persist, the student should remain out of school and the family is encouraged to seek medical attention and possible testing.
One of the best and most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to ensure students do not come to school sick. If a student is sick, please keep him/her at home until they are symptom free.
In cases not covered above, we will rely on information and guidelines from medical professionals and public health officials to determine the most appropriate course of action on a case-by-case basis.
This quarantine policy applies to our staff and faculty as well.
Information last updated January 2, 2021