• NOTE: These plans are subject to change. Any updates will be marked and dated.

    What is exposure?

    Per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), exposure occurs if a person has been in close contact (less than six feet) for greater than or equal to 15 minutes with a person with COVID-19.


    What happens when a student is exposed to COVID-19?

    Once it is confirmed a student has been exposed to COVID-19, the following steps should take place.

    Quarantine

    The student can return to school after remaining asymptomatic and after 14 days of exposure to the individual with COVID-19

    If symptoms develop, a medical evaluation is encouraged.

    If the student tests positive for COVID-19 or it’s probable the student has COVID-19

    (if the medical provider does not order a second test)
    The student may return to school after at least 72 hours have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of other illness symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell, headaches, etc.); and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

    (if the medical provider orders a second test)
    The student may return to school after resolution of fever, without use of fever-reducing medication; improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath); and negative results from at least two consecutive nasopharyngeal swab specimens collected greater or equal to 24 hours apart (total of two negative specimens).

    If a student has symptoms of COVID-19 and tests negative

    The student may return to school after seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared. The student will also need to be free of the following for at least 72 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants):

    • If previously on quarantine prior to symptoms developing, must complete remainder of 14-day quarantine.
    • Resolution of fever (subjective or measured) or fever symptoms (shivering, chills, body aches, etc.)
    • Improvement of other illness symptoms (sore throat, persistent cough, sinus congestion, fatigue, etc.)

    What happens when an employee is exposed to COVID-19?

    What happens when an employee is exposed to COVID-19?
    Once it is confirmed an employee has been exposed to COVID-19, the following steps should take place.

    Quarantine
    The employee may return to work after remaining asymptomatic and after 14 days since the last date of high risk exposure to the individual with COVID-19. An employee cannot test out of quarantine. If symptoms develop, seek medical evaluation.


    If an employee tests positive for COVID-19 or it’s probable the employee has COVID-19
    (if the medical provider does not order a second test)
    The employee may return to work after at least 72 hours have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of other illness symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell, headaches, etc.); and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
    (if the medical provider orders a second test)
    The employee may return to work after resolution of fever, without use of fever-reducing medication; improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath); and negative results from at least two consecutive nasopharyngeal swab specimens collected greater or equal to 24 hours apart (total of two negative specimens).

    If an employee has symptoms of COVID-19 and tests negative
    The employee may return to work after seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared. The employee will also need to be free of the following for at least 72 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants):

    • If previously on quarantine prior to symptoms developing, must complete the remainder of 14-day quarantine.
    • Resolution of fever (subjective or measured) or fever symptoms (shivering, chills, body aches, etc.)
    • Improvement of other illness symptoms (sore throat, persistent cough, sinus congestion, fatigue, etc.)

    Reporting of Confirmed Exposure

    • If a student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19, the administration will reach out to the Senior Associate Superintendent for further directives.