COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for Students

  • Revised March 29, 2022

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

    • Five calendar days have passed (return on sixth day) since date of initial positive test or date of onset of symptoms AND
    • Fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication
    • No additional testing is required

    Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are NOT experiencing symptoms (asymptomatic) should not attend school, attend school-sponsored activities or be on school property until:

    • Five calendar days have passed (return on sixth day) since date of initial positive test AND
    • Fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication

    *Day 0 is the date of initial test if you are asymptomatic*

     

    Students Exposed to COVID-19 (Close Contacts)

    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 six feet) may follow the protocol below.

    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

     

    Access Instruction While Quarantined

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