This document is for general guidelines only. If you have specific questions related to your child’s situation please direct them to Nurse Maxwell, 454-688-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Close Contact: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic clients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
Isolation: keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.
Quarantine: keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.
The parents of students who are identified as close contacts to a positive case will be contacted directly via phone by Nurse Maxwell. If your child is NOT a close contact you will be notified of the positive case via a school wide announcement from Mr. Jankowski.
Close contact to positive case: All students who are identified as a close contact to a positive case are asked to quarantine at home for 7-10 days. While these students are quarantining they should try to limit their contact with other family members and my not attend any events or activities outside of the home. It is also important to monitor close contacts for COVID-19 symptoms daily and if symptoms do develop we ask that you notify Nurse Maxwell.
Option 1: Quarantine for 10 days and resume all normal activities on day 11. No testing is required.
Option 2: Quarantine for 7 days and get a PCR test on day 5. If the results are received and are negative the close contact may discontinue quarantine after day 7 and resume all normal activities on day 8 as long as they continue to be asymptomatic.
A test performed prior to day 5 after exposure cannot be used to shorten the quarantine period.
Classmate of a positive case, not identified as a close contact: Per SHS task force guidelines if a student tests positive the entire cohort will transition to the virtual learning platform. Classmates who are not identified as close contacts have no restrictions and continue all extracurricular activities as normal.
Siblings of close contacts: The siblings of close contacts may continue to attend school and all extracurricular activities. Only those individuals who had direct contact with the positive case are required to quarantine.
Siblings of a positive case: Siblings of a positive case are required to quarantine for no less than 10 days and up to 20 days depending on the ability of the positive case to isolate in the home. All household contacts are required to quarantine for 10 days after their last exposure with the positive case.
Siblings or students who have transitioned to the virtual platform but were NOT identified as close contacts: If a student has transitioned to the virtual learning platform but was not identified as close contact to the positive case there are no limitations to them or their siblings. Siblings may continue to attend school and all extracurricular activities.