COVID Protocol 2022-2023 School Year
Positive or Symptomatic
All persons who test positive for COVID-19 or have suspected COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should complete isolation as follows:
Stay Home for at least 5 days
Stay home for at least 5 full days from the date of symptom onset if symptomatic or from the date of the positive test if no symptoms.
Day 0 is considered the day symptoms started in symptomatic persons or the day of the positive test (based on the date of testing) if asymptomatic.
After Day 5
After day 5, if the person has no symptoms or if symptoms are improved and the have had no fever for at least 24 hours without medication, they may return to school or child care if they wear a well-fitting mask* for 5 additional days (day 6 through day 10).
If they are unable to wear a mask, they may return to school or child care if they have a negative test at day 5 or later; otherwise, they should remain at home for day 6 through day 10. A negative test at day 10 or after is not needed to return.
*Masks do not need to be worn in schools or child care programs while eating, drinking, sleeping or outside.
Parents of the student/child with COVID-19 are encouraged to notify their own/their child’s close contacts.
Those who may be close contacts, regardless of their vaccination status, can continue to attend school and child care as long as they remain asymptomatic.
Those who can wear a mask should do so for 10 days (day 0 is the last date of exposure).
A test at 3-5 days after exposure is recommended, especially for those who cannot wear a mask (ex. children under 2 years of age).