Positive Case Procedures
Even when all best practices in virus mitigation efforts are followed, an amount of risk will always be present for those participating in On Campus Learning during an active pandemic. Our positive case response procedures have been determined with input from the local health department and will be consistently implemented throughout area public school districts.
The following charts note the communication process that is put in place as soon as MTSD is notified that a student on campus has tested, or will likely test, positive for COVID-19, as well as the remote learning requirements that are necessary in different exposure scenarios.
- When will I know if my child was affected?
- If a positive case is identified in my child/ren’s school building during the school day, do I need to come pick my child/ren up from school?
- What is the procedure that MTSD follows when a student tests positive for COVID-19?
- What is the procedure that MTSD follows when a staff member tests positive for COVID-19?
- What is the procedure that MTSD follows when a student has close contact with a positive case of COVID-19 or is considered to be a probable positive case?
- What does "close contact" mean?
- What is the difference between a "close contact" or a "household contact" and what are the resulting quarantines for each scenario?
- Who is conducting contact tracing, and how long will it take?
- Will my child/ren have to transition to remote learning?
- Will my child/ren have to switch teachers if remote learning is required?
- Will my child/ren’s school be shut down?
- What if I no longer feel comfortable having my child attend school on campus and want to select Distance Learning instead?
- Who should I reach out to if I have more questions?