If a student, staff or faculty member tests positive for COVID-19, please let the school know by emailing email@example.com as soon as possible. Please include the person testing positive's first and last name, grade level or department, date of the test and the date of first symptoms. The person testing positive will need to follow the isolation guidelines below.
An email will be sent to the students, parents and faculty on the affected grade level letting them know of an (anonymous) individual has tested positive in their class.
If you had COVID-19 and had symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days.
To calculate your 5-day isolation period, day 0 is your first day of symptoms, or, if you had no symptoms, the day of your positive viral test (based on the date you were tested). You can leave isolation after 5 full days. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed. You can leave isolation after 5 full days.
Learn more about what to do if you are sick and how to notify your contacts.
People who are severely ill with COVID-19 (including those who were hospitalized or required intensive care or ventilation support) and people with compromised immune systems might need to isolate at home longer. They may also require testing with a viral test to determine when they can be around others.
The CDC recommends an isolation period of at least 10 and up to 20 days for people who were severely ill with COVID-19 and for people with weakened immune systems. Consult with your healthcare provider about when you can resume being around other people. People who are immunocompromised should talk to their healthcare provider about the potential for reduced immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines and the need to continue to follow current prevention measures (including wearing a well-fitting mask, staying 6 feet apart from others they don’t live with, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces) to protect themselves against COVID-19 until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
Close contacts of immunocompromised people – including household members – should also be encouraged to receive all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses to help protect these people.