Sickness, COVID-19 & Close Contacts FAQs

  • How long will my child need to stay home if experiencing symptoms?

  • When should students/staff stay home?

  • What if someone is sick, but has not tested positive?

  • When can I return to school after illness or exposure?

  • What if there is confirmed case at school?

  • What is the plan for providing a space for isolating staff and students who present with possible COVID-19 symptoms?

  • Who should be tested?

  • Who are close contacts defined as?

  • What happens if someone is a close contact of a confirmed case?

  • What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?

  • I'm concerned about my privacy if I have COVID-19, have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive.

  • Why aren’t people told who in the school tested positive?

  • What is the plan for when someone at school who shows signs of or reports they have been exposed to COVID-19? (students/staff)

  • Will attestation/screening information be kept confidential?