Mobile/Tablet Menu

Desktop Menu

Search Container

Quarantine Information

Quarantine illustration

Close Contact Quarantine Plans for Students

Scenario #1

If the child/youth is fully vaccinated and has no symptoms, they may remain on campus. However, they still need to get tested immediately, and then again on Day 5 after exposure using a PCR test provided by the school site, or an FDA approved Rapid Molecular test provided by a healthcare provider. The child/youth is to stay home if they test positive for COVID-19.

Scenario #2

If the child/youth is symptomatic (regardless of vaccination status), they will need to be tested for COVID-19 with a PCR test provided by the schools site, or an FDA approved Rapid Molecular test provided by a healthcare provider immediately and on Day 5, and be excluded from campus for 10 days if they test positive. They may not come back until they have negative test results, or a Dr's note explaining that their symptoms were not COVID related. They'll need to also be fever free for at least 24 hrs with improvement in other symptoms.

Scenario #3

If the child/youth is unvaccinated and has no symptoms, and both the COVID-19 positive person and exposed child/youth were wearing masks during exposure, the child/youth may remain on campus under a "modified quarantine" but needs to be excluded from extracurricular activities. The contact should get tested immediately with a PCR test provided by the site and test again on Day 5 after the exposure. The contact may also get tested with an FDA approved Rapid Molecular test provided by a healthcare provider. If the test taken on or after Day 5 from last exposure is negative, the student may resume extracurricular activities on Day 8. Note: A modified quarantine is not available for close contact exposures outside of the school setting. In this case, the student must quarantine from home. They are, however, eligible to reduce their quarantine to Day 8 if they test negative on or after Day 5.

Scenario #4

If the child/youth is unvaccinated and has no symptoms, but is in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case in the home, the child/youth must wait until the isolation period ends for the positive case in the home and then begin a 10 quarantine. They will also be excluded from extracurricular activities. The contact should get tested with a PCR test provided by the site immediately, on Day 5 and again on Day 15 from their initial exposure. They may also use an FDA approved Rapid Molecular test for testing through a healthcare provider.

Scenario #5

If the child/youth is unvaccinated and has no symptoms, and either the COVID-19 positive person or the exposed child/youth were NOT wearing masks during exposure, the child/youth should be tested immediately with a PCR test provided by the school site, or an FDA approved Rapid Molecular test through a healthcare provider and must be quarantined for 10 days if untested. Their quarantine may be shortened to 7 days if they have a negative PCR or Rapid Molecular test 5 days after exposure.