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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

Persons should not come to campus if they (or parents if under 18) can answer yes to any of the following:
  • Within the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19?
  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you experienced any flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days?
  • Have you had a fever greater than 100.4 in the last 72 hours without use of fever-reducing drugs?
What Counts As Close Contact? 
  • Members of a contact sport team.
  • They were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 10 minutes or more.
  • They had direct physical contact with the person.
  • They shared eating or drinking utensils.
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on others.
Quarantine Procedures 
When should we quarantine?
  • If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they should begin quarantining immediately. Please contact the school and let us know ASAP so we can begin contact tracing.
  • If a student is sent home from school exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days, or show proof of a negative COVID test.
  • If an unvaccinated person has come into close contact as outlined above, they will need to stay home for 10 days after their last possible contact with the person who has COVID-19, or seven days with a negative test on day five or later.
  • If the person in close contact has been vaccinated, the CDC has determined quarantining is not neccessary unless symptoms develop. 
  • Symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure. Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If symptoms appear, contact your health provider for further guidance.
  • If possible, stay away from others, especially people at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. 
When can they return to campus?
  • After a 10-day quarantine, if symptoms never developedor seven days with a negative test on day five or later. 
  • If symptoms appear, contact your health provider for further guidance. The CDC has determined that individuals can return to campus after isolating for ten days from the appearance of symptoms, as long as the final 24 hours are without fever (without taking fever-reducing medications).
Based on CDC guidance, it is recommended that anyone who has been in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 also is tested. You are welcome to utilize Lausanne's partner, Poplar Healthcare, for this test or access another local testing site.
Mandatory Reporting Policy
Students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with a person who is known positive must report information to the Lausanne school nurse. Further, they and anyone they were in close contact with (sibling, child, parent, close classmate) will not be allowed on campus until they complete the above procedure. Lausanne will keep names confidential but will notify others who may have been in contact and aid the health department in tracing.

*The Campus Covid-19 Tracker is continually updated. You can view it at any time via our website or this link.