My student has tested positive for COVID-19.
Meaning: Your student has received a positive COVID test result from either a medical professional or by taking an at-home test.
Next Steps: Your student must isolate for at least 5 days following the positive test or the first day of symptoms, whichever happened first. After 5 days of isolation, your student should wear a mask for an additional 5 days whenever indoors.
My student was exposed to COVID-19
Meaning: Over the course of a 24 hour period, your student spent 15 minutes or more within 6 feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
Next Steps: The CDC no longer recommends quarantines for exposures. It is recommended however that your student wears a high-quality, well-fitting mask for 10 days following exposure whenever indoors. The CDC states it is best practice to take a COVID-19 test on the 5th day following exposure or if symptoms develop. As long as your student is symptom-free, they may come to school.
My student is sick with symptoms that could be COVID-19
Meaning: Your student has any of the following symptoms
- Fever of 100.4 F or higher
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Headache when accompanied by other symptoms
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
Next Steps: Your student must remain at home until the symptoms improve and they must be fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).