COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for Students

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    Isolation Guidance:

    Students who have tested positive or are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should not attend school, or attend school-sponsored activities or be on school property until:

    • The student receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test and is asymptomatic, or

    • Ten days have passed since the onset of symptoms or positive test result, the student has had no fever for 24 hours and the students’ other symptoms have improved, or

    • The student receives written permission to return to school from a medical doctor licensed under chapter 458, an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459 or an advanced practice registered nurse licensed under chapter 464.

    Students who have been exposed (direct contact) to an individual who received a positive COVID-19 test (exposed is defined as cumulative exposure for at least 15 minutes, within 6 feet) may follow the protocol below.

    Students Exposed to COVID-19 (Effective November 19, 2021)
    Broward Schools will allow parents or legal guardians the authority to choose how their child receives education after having direct contact with an individual who received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19. Parents may choose one of the following options:

    • Allow the student to attend school, school sponsored activities, or be on school property, without restrictions or disparate treatment, so long as the student remains asymptomatic or

    • Quarantine the student for a period not to exceed seven days from the date of last direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID-19.

    • If the student becomes symptomatic following direct contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19, the procedures set forth for symptomatic students and COVID-19 positive students shall apply. Rulemaking Authority 1003.22(3) FS. Law Implemented 1003.22(3) FS. History-New.

      This rule takes effect upon being filed with the department of state unless a later time and date is specified in the rule.

     Quarantine Exceptions:

    • Students who are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two dose vaccine series or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine) do not need to be quarantined for any period of time as long as they remain asymptomatic.

    • If a student with a prior COVID-19 infection in the previous 90 days or a fully vaccinated student becomes symptomatic, the student should follow the procedures described above in the Isolation Guidance.

    • Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days and recovered do not need to be quarantined for any period of time as long as they are asymptomatic.


    Access Instruction While Quarantined

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