COVID-19 Return to School Protocols (Revised 12-3-2020)

Scenario One:

Issue: COVID exposure

Resolution:
Option One: 10-day quarantine period with no COVID test. Return to school on day 10, as long as there are no symptoms

Option Two: 7-day quarantine period with a COVID-test*. Test must be performed on day 5, 6, or 7 with a negative result. Return to school on day 7, as long as there are no symptoms.

*Student may not return until the negative test result is received. If negative result is received before the 7th day, student must still wait until the 7th day to return.

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 on the 10th day if the symptoms have improved and there is no fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.