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COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for Students

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    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) should not attend school, or attend school-sponsored activities or be on school property until:

    • The student is asymptomatic and receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test after four days (on day five or later) from the date of last exposure to the COVID-19 positive individual, or

    • The student is asymptomatic, and seven days have passed since the date of last exposure (on day 8) to the COVID-19 positive individual.

    If a student that is known to have been exposed (direct contact) with an individual that was positive for COVID-19 becomes symptomatic following exposure, the student should follow the procedures described above in the Isolation Guidance. 

    Access Instruction While Quarantined

    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.