UPDATED COVID PROCEDURES:

Symptoms:

  • We will no longer send students/staff home due to exposure to symptoms.
  • We will continue to send home individual students/staff with 2 or more symptoms. In order for them to return they have to meet the following guidelines:
    • 48 hours fever/symptom free, and 
    • A negative RT-PCR (Panel) within 3 days of returning to school/work. A rapid test will NOT be accepted
    • Or, a release from a doctor to return to work/school
    • Or, quarantine for 14 days.

 

Exposure:

  • We will continue to contact trace those who may have been exposed through close contact with a positive case. They will have to quarantine following these new guidelines:
    • Individuals can quarantine for 14 days Or,
    • If they choose to return after 10 days they will have to take a RT-PCR (Panel) with negative results. The test will have to be given within 3 days of the date they will return to work.
      • Ex: You are exposed on Thursday. You will quarantine immediately, take a RT-PCR (Panel) 7-9 days later (the following Thursday, Friday or Saturday) and if it is negative you may return on Monday.
      • You MUST quarantine a minimum of 10 days, returning on day 11 only with a NEGATIVE RT-PCR (Panel)  test.
      • Please keep in mind that a panel test takes 2-3 days to get results.

 

Exception to Quarantine for Exposure:

If an individual can produce a positive test in the last three months, they do not have to quarantine after being exposed to a positive case. They will still have to follow the guidelines if they are experiencing 2 or more symptoms or if they receive a positive test.

 

Positive Test:

  • The person may return 10 days from the date of the test. We will no longer use the date of symptoms as the beginning of the quarantine.
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