COVID-19 Community Information
Protocols for responding to COVID-19 scenarios in school, on the bus, or in community settings.
Updated Health Guidance 8.20.20
Definition of a Close Contact
Previous Guidance - All students in an elementary classroom would be defined as close contacts.
Updated Guidance- A close contact will be defined as only those who have been within 6 feet of distance of the COVID-19 positive individual for at least fifteen minutes, while the person was infectious.
Policy of When a Close Contact May Return to School
Previous Guidance- A close contact my return to school of they test negative for COVID-19, are asymptomatic, and are wearing a mask.
Updated Guidance- All close contacts should be tested but must self-quarantine for 14 days after the last exposure to the person who tested positive, regardless of test result.
Policy of When a Student/Staff Person May Return to School After COVID-19 Symptoms
Previous Guidance- A symptomatic individual should self-isolate for 14 days and until asymptomatic.
Updated Guidance- A symptomatic individual may return to school 10 days from the start of symptoms, as long as their symptoms have improved and they have been without fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications prior to their return to school.
For a copy of the guidance Released on 8.20.20 Click Here
Metrics to Guide Changes in Learning Plans
State Issued Stoplight Metric – rolling 14 day average of positive cases in the community
Demographic of New Cases – assisted living, health care workers, etc.
Test results amongst students – if we see students testing positive, we would not wait for a multi-week average to shift learning.