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School district issues updated COVID rules

 

January 19, 2022



The Sweet Home School District last week released updated isolation and quarantine for students and staff who have had contact with or experienced symptoms of COVID.

The guidance reflects directives announced by the state earlier this month.

Calculating Quarantine

– Stay home and quarantine for at least five full days. Stay away from other people for at least five days (Day 0 through Day 5) after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. The date of your exposure is considered Day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19.

– Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.

– Get tested - Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least five days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. Remember to test staff and students when they are returning from quarantine on Day 6.

After the Five-Day Quarantine

– Watch for symptoms - Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

– If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.

– Take precautions until Day 10

– Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

If YOU were exposed to COVID-19 and are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations (“Up to date” means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. “Fully vaccinated” means a person has completed their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.):

– No quarantine - you do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.

– Get tested - Even if you don't develop symptoms, get tested at least five days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

– Watch for symptoms - Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

– If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.

– Take precautions until Day 10.

– Wear a mask - Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

If YOU were exposed to COVID-19 and had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (i.e. you tested positive using a viral test).

– No quarantine - you do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.

– Watch for symptoms - Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

– If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.

– Take precautions until day 10

– Wear a mask - Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

Calculating Isolation

If YOU had COVID-19 and had symptoms, isolate for at least five days:

– 100-plus-degree fever or chills

– Cough

– Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

– Fatigue

– Muscle or body aches

– Headache

– New loss or taste or smell

– Sore throat

– Congestion or runny nose

– Nausea or vomiting

– Diarrhea

To calculate your five-day isolation period, Day 0 is your first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed. You can leave isolation after five full days.

If YOU have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status:

– Stay home for five days and isolate from others in your home.

– Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.

– Ending isolation if you had symptoms.

– End isolation after five full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.

– Ending isolation if you did NOT have symptoms.

– End isolation after at least five full days after your positive test.

If YOU were severely ill with COVID-19:

– You should isolate for at least 10 days.

– Consult your doctor before ending isolation.

– Take precautions until Day 10.

– Wear a mask – Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

 
 

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