Hello Grace Families,
The CDC and HSSA have updated the protocol so we wanted to share it with you so you will know what to do. We just have to remember that it is definitely flu season and many people are becoming ill.
Because tests are becoming so difficult to obtain, you have a choice whether to have your child test or not. Choosing not to test does require more days absent but you still may choose.
As a side note, we encourage you that if you or a family member requires testing, choose a Molecular test. Using Antigen testing requires a second test be taken.
Child Exposed: (ie: parents, grandparents, friends, etc. test positive) Exposure means having been in close contact (within 6 feet for over 15 minutes) with a COVID positive person. When you call in, please let us know the date of your child’s exposure. If you choose not to have your child tested, they should stay home for 11 days from the date of exposure and may return if they have no symptoms being controlled by Tylenol or Ibuprofen. They may return to school sooner with a negative covid test but you must wait to have them tested 5 days from exposure. If their test returns negative, they should wait 3 more days (8 days total) and return to school with a copy of the negative test.
Child Exposed AT SCHOOL: If student are exposed at school while wearing masks, we can follow a special quarantine procedure. If there is exposure at school, we will advise you what the quarantine time will be.
Child Tests Positive: When you call in, please let us know the date of your child’s positive test. They should stay home for 11 days from the date of positive test and may return if they have no symptoms being controlled by Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
WHEN IN DOUBT PLEASE KEEP YOUR STUDENT AT HOME. This will keep us from having to quarantine entire classrooms or even school closure.
Other Illness: If your child is not feeling well (non COVID related and have not been a close contact), they MUST stay home for 2 days. If their symptoms improve, they may return on day 3. When you call in, let us know the symptom and when the symptom started.
Thank you so much for helping the school stay open for in-person learning by following this simple protocol. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for clarification or with any questions you may have.
Please click HERE for the latest COVID-19 Decision Trees for K-12 Schools