COVID Protocols 2022-2023
Symptom Awareness and At-Home Testing
Individuals who experience COVID symptoms, including symptoms typical of a common cold (e.g., infrequent cough, runny nose, sore throat, etc.) and fever less than 100 F, should take an at-home test.
Students and employees who test negative can come to school but it is recommended that they wear a mask if experiencing respiratory symptoms.
Daily testing on days 1-3 should continue while symptoms persist.
Anyone who has a fever (>100 F) or feels feverish, should not report in person until their fever has resolved for at least 24 hours without medication.
The school reserves the right to require students or employees to go home if they exhibit any COVID symptoms in school.
Positive COVID Test
Anyone who tests positive for COVID should report their case to the health office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and employees should stay home and isolate for five days from the first symptom or positive test date.
Individuals may return to school on day six as long as they have been fever free for 24 hours and symptoms have improved.
Individuals should wear a well-fitting mask when indoors through day 10.
Starting on day 6, anyone who has had two sequential negative tests 48 hours apart may remove their mask sooner than day 10.
***Should you need antigen test kits, please reach out to the health office***
A positive test result from an antigen test for a symptomatic individual will be treated as a definitive result; subsequent negative test results will not override a positive test result.
Refer to the CDC quarantine calendar to help understand the guidelines. This can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html
Close Contact of Household Member
Regardless of vaccination status, individuals who have had close contact with a household member with COVID-19 no longer have to quarantine. They should
Wear a mask indoors while at school.
Take a COVID test five days after exposure.
If the close household contact tests negative on day 7, and your child tests negative and has no symptoms, they’re no longer required to wear a mask.