COVID-19 Return to School Protocols

Scenario One:

Issue: COVID exposure

Resolution: 14-day quarantine required from the date of exposure. Testing is recommended if the individual becomes symptomatic. A negative test does not end quarantine, unless it is done at the end of the 14-day quarantine period.

 

Scenario Two:

Issue: Individual is COVID symptomatic

Resolution:

  1. If the individual has only one single low risk symptom (fever >100.4, congestion/runny nose, sore throat, vomiting/diarrhea/abdominal pain, headache, body ache), and COVID testing is not recommended by a doctor, the student may return to school when the symptoms improve. If further symptoms appear, testing and/or a doctor visit will be indicated.
  2. If the individual has symptoms and an alternate diagnosis (something other than COVID-19) is established by a doctor, the student can return to school when recommended by the doctor.
  3. If the individual has multiple low risk symptoms, or one high risk symptom (cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell), COVID testing is required.
    1. If the test is negative, the student can return to school when the symptoms improve and there is no fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
    2. If the test is positive, the student must quarantine for 10 days from the first date the symptoms appeared. At the end of the 10-day period, the student can return to school if the symptoms have improved and there is no fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.