Updated: January 22, 2021
Close Contact Quarantine Guidelines
***Each case is evaluated on an individual basis by Public Health and longer quarantines may be necessary based on individual circumstances.***
A. Quarantine for 14 days after the last day of exposure to the positive case. Return day 15. This is the preferred method due to the lowest risk of transmission.
Students in 4K - Only Option A
Students K-5 - Options A or B
Students 6-12 during Hybrid - Options A, B or C
If your child is considered a close contact to a non-household individual there are a few options available for returning to school. The requirements for all close contacts are that they symptom monitor and temp check twice daily for 14 days after the last date of exposure. If symptoms develop at any time, the shortened quarantine periods will no longer be an option and they should consider getting tested. Here are all the options:
B. If your child is asymptomatic, quarantine for 10 days. Your child must remain asymptomatic the entire 10 days and can then return on day 11 without a negative COVID test.
C. If your child is asymptomatic, quarantine for 7 days. Your child must remain asymptomatic the entire 7 days and have a PCR COVID test taken on day 6 or 7. They will only be allowed to return to academic programming on day 8 when the negative test results are provided to the school nurses. Antigen tests (rapid tests) will NOT be accepted.
If your child is considered a close contact to a household member and not able to quarantine separate from the rest of the family, then the child’s quarantine will not begin until the positive case is released from quarantine (Day 11). Once their quarantine starts, they are allowed to follow the requirements listed above. Further guidance on athletics will be forthcoming.