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PROTOCOL A: INDIVIDUAL WHO TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

DURATION
Students who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for a minimum of 5 days after symptoms onset or after positive PCR or antigen test, if asymptomatic.

RETURN TO SCHOOL
Students isolate for 5 days, return on day 6 provided that they:

  • Remain fever free for 24 hours (without taking fever-reducing medications)
  • Improvement in all other symptoms

NOTE

  • Follow the 5-day isolation period, individuals must wear a mask for 5 days when around others.

PROTOCOL B: PROTOCOL FOR ASYMPTOMATIC CLOSE CONTACTS

DURATION
Quarantine is at least 5 days from the date of exposure.

RETURN TO SCHOOL
Students isolate for 5 days return on day 6, provided that they:

  • Adhere to strict mask use for an additional 5 days
  • Remain asymptomactic 
  • Conduct active monitoring for symptoms through day 10
  • Self-isolate if symptoms develop

NOTE

  • If an individual has symptoms at the time they are designated as a close contact or within the 5 days following initial exposure, they follow the protocol for symptomatic individuals (PROTOCOL C).
  • If an individual tests positive at any time, they follow the protocol for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 (PROTOCOL A). 
  • For all those exposed, best practice would also include an antigen or PCR test for COVID-19 at day 5 after exposure. An antigen test may be self-administered and does not need to be proctored or performed by a healthcare professional.

PROTOCOL C-1: PROTOCOL FOR SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS (TEST)

PROTOCOL FOR SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS VACCINATED AND NON-VACCINATED WHO EXPERIENCE
COVID-19 SYPTOMS WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

PROTOCOL C-1 (RECOMMENDED) 

RETURN TO SCHOOL POST-SYMPTOMS WITH A NEGATIVE COVID TEST.

DURATION
Dependent on symptom resolution.

RETURN TO SCHOOL
Individuals may return to school after they:

  • Have recieved a negative PCR or antigen test result for COVID-19. An antigen test may be self-administered and does not need to be performed by a healthcare professional.
    NOTE - So long as the individual is not a close contact, if a medical professional makes an alternative diagnosis for the COVID-19-like symptoms, the individual may use this recommendation (e.g., for influenza or strep pharyngitis) in lieu of a PCR test of antigen test.
  • Have improvement in symptoms
  • Have been without a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

NOTE

  • If the symptomatic individual was a close contact who is not exempt from testing and quarantine response protocols, after symptoms resolve and they receive a negative PCR test, they should follow Protocol B.

PROTOCOL C-2: PROTOCOL FOR SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS (NO TEST)

PROTOCOL C-2 

ALTERNATIVE PROTOCOL FOR SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT CLOSE CONTACTS AND CHOOSE NOT TO RECEIVE A COVID TEST IN ORDER TO RETURN TO SCHOOL.

DURATION
Isolation is at least 5 days from symptom onset.

RETURN TO SCHOOL
After 5 days, returning on day 6, assuming they:

  • Have improvement in symptoms or have been without fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

EXEMPTIONS

-ASYMPTOMATIC, FULLY VACCINATED CLOSE CONTACTS ARE EXEMPT FROM TESTING AND QUARANTINE RESPONSE PROTOCOLS

-CLOSE CONTACTS WHO HAVE HAD COVID-19 WITHIN THE PAST 90 DAYS.