Exposure Protocols
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Exposure Protocols

Lausanne Collegiate School Healthy Student / Employee / Visitor Protocol
*All policies are designed to implement the guidelines set forth by CDC and Shelby County Health Department and are subject to change

*Information from the CDC website and updated as of March 1, 2022

"what happens if I test positive for Covid?"

If a student, staff or faculty member tests positive for COVID-19, please inform the school by emailing health@lausanneschool.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.

Students, faculty and staff will enter five days of quarantine, with the first date of symptoms or the positive test being Day 0. After the quarantine, if they are fever-free for 24 hours, they are cleared to return on the sixth day but will need to remain masked for an additional five days. For eating and drinking, community members will eat separately from their class for the period so they can remove their mask and maintain community safety.


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.

  • You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​).
  • You should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for 5 additional days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of your 5-day isolation period. If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to isolate for a full 10 days. Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings, until after at least 10 days.
  • If you continue to have fever or your other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, you should wait to end your isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved. Continue to wear a well-fitting mask. Contact your healthcare provider if you have questions.
  • Do not travel during your 5-day isolation period. After you end isolation, avoid travel until a full 10 days after your first day of symptoms. If you must travel on days 6-10, wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask, such as restaurants and some gyms, and avoid eating around others at home and at work until a full 10 days after your first day of symptoms.
Note that these recommendations on ending isolation do not apply to people with severe COVID-19 or with weakened immune systems (immunocompromised). See section below for recommendations for when to end isolation for these groups.


  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
  • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.
  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.
  • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask when you need to be around other people.

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 maskstaying 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.