Quarantine and Isolation

  • Testing positive for COVID-19
    Those who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate. The individual may return to school after five full days (day zero is the first day of symptoms) of isolation if:

    • Their symptoms have improved, or they have no symptoms, and
    • They are without a fever for the past 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.

    Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 must stay home and isolate for five days. Repeating initial tests does not change this requirement. Students or staff returning from five days of isolation should wear a well-fitted mask from days SIX to 10. Students and staff are also encouraged to test before returning to school. If students or staff continue to test positive for COVID-19 after day five they must isolate for the full 10 days.

    Exposed to COVID-19
    Exposed students and staff may continue to take part in all in-person instruction, including athletics, performing arts, and other extracurricular activities, as long as they are not symptomatic. If an exposed student or staff member develops symptoms, they are required to immediately isolate at home and follow the appropriate protocols.

    Students and staff who were potentially exposed to COVID-19 are encouraged to:

    • Monitor for symptoms, and
    • Consider wearing a well-fitted face covering/mask (if age appropriate) for 10 days after the last date of exposure, especially during activities like high-risk indoor sports, performing arts, etc., and
    • Get tested three to five days after their last exposure. Those who test positive, must isolate.

    COVID-19 reporting
    Through our online Self-Reporting Tool, students and staff can report if they or their student have tested positive for COVID-19. All positive cases of COVID-19 should continue to be reported to the school nurse or principal so we can provide guidance and support.

    Those who test positive for COVID-19 outside of the school setting should also self-report through one of the following DOH tools:

    • Use the WANotify App to report positive result.
    • Contact the DOH COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #, to report the positive result from an over-the-counter test.

    Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 must stay home and isolate for five days. Repeating initial tests does not change this requirement. Students or staff returning from five days of isolation should wear a well-fitted mask from days six to 10. Students and staff are also encouraged to test before returning to school. If students or staff continue to test positive for COVID-19 after day five, they must isolate for the full 10 days.