HEALTH SERVICES

Thank you for your patience as we continue to address the changing needs and requirements of the ongoing pandemic. After closely reviewing the latest CDC and ADPH guidelines, our updated procedures are outlined below. These procedures are in effect as of today (Friday, January 14).

 

If your student has COVID, please email me (bdurham@mhbs.org) his or her name, grade, and what is considered their “day 1” of isolation (first FULL day of symptoms).  If your student has been exposed to COVID and he/she is able to separate from the positive individual, please email me their name, grade, and the first day separated from the positive. 

 

Please note that our current sick policy still remains in place. If your child has symptoms, and is Covid negative, they still need to remain out of school until symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication. If your child is diagnosed with flu, they must remain out of school for 5 days and be symptom free for 24 hours before returning. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

 

  • Quarantine applies to individuals exposed to COVID. Isolation applies to individuals who are COVID +.

  • Fully Vaccinated =

    • 1. Individuals who have had recommended booster.

    • 2. Individuals who have completed the Pfizer or Moderna series within the last 5 months.

    • 3. Individuals who have received the J&J vaccine within the last 2 months.

  • Not fully vaccinated = 

    • 1. No vaccine received.

    • 2. Partial vaccine series received.

    • 3. Over 5 months (2 months with J&J) have passed and no booster received.

  • Exposure to COVID (This only applies to individuals who are able to separate from the COVID + person):

    • If fully vaccinated: No quarantine required. Wear a mask for 10 days. Test on day 5 after exposure. If symptoms develop, stay home and get tested

    • If not fully vaccinated:Quarantine for 5 days and then wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days. If unable to quarantine, wear a well fitting mask for 10 days when around others at home and in public.Test on day 5. If symptoms develop, stay home and get tested. 

    • If you have had a positive COVID test within the past 90 days, no quarantine is required.

  • COVID + individuals:

    • This applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status**

      1. Stay home for a minimum of 5 days. Day 1 is the first FULL day of symptoms.

      2. It is strongly recommended to re-test on day 5. If positive, continue to isolate. 

      3. If symptoms have resolved by day 5 (no fever/symptoms for 24 hours without the aid of medications), you may come out of isolation on day 6 and wear a well-fitting mask for an additional 5 days. 

      4. If symptoms have not resolved by day 5 or if hospitalization is required at any point during that period, you must complete the full 10 day quarantine.

      5. **TK and K ONLY - If a TK/K student has a positive COVID test, he/she must isolate the full 10 days. He/she may return on day 11 if fever/symptom free for 24 hours.

  • If you have a pending PCR test, do not return to school until you have received the results.

These guidelines are only for TK-12. They will not apply to pre-school. Again, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. 

Brittany Durham, School Nurse