Updated COVID GuidanceJan
We are aware that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new guidance on isolation protocols for individuals who test positive for or are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The CDC statement can be viewed here.
As a school, we are to follow the most recent PA Department of Health (DOH) Health Alert (PA-HAN) on Isolation Periods for COVID-19 for the General Population that was released last Thursday. (615 – 12/30/2021 – UPD – UPDATE: Isolation and Quarantine Periods for COVID-19 for the General Population)
After consultation with the PA DOH, we as a school district will be following these newly released guidelines and they are:
If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
- Stay home for 5 days.
- If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
- Continue to wear a face covering around others for 5 additional days.
- The PaDOH is advising household contacts to be out of school for a total of 10 days.
- 5 days of isolation with the case,
- PLUS 5 days of quarantine for their exposure to the positive household member.
- Household contacts may return to school on day 11 but must wear a face covering for 5 days while in school.
- Day 0 will either be the test date or symptoms onset date of the household case (whichever date comes first).
NOTE: If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
Thank you for your continued support as we navigate the ever-evolving guidance related to K-12 schools and COVID-19.