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Positive Case Procedures


Using the most updated guidance from our local health department, we have developed and refined a robust response process in the event that an individual tests positive for COVID-19. This response includes isolation of positive cases, positive case communication procedures, contact tracing, quarantine requirements, virtual learning assignments, and the possible use of intermittent classroom or program closures.

Virtual Learning Requirement During Quarantine

IFTHENCalendar Days Assigned for Virtual Learning
Your child tests positive for COVID-19Your child should not attend any in person instruction, co-curriculars, or recreation programming during this time.

Your student’s classroom teacher will provide virtual learning resources for days school is in session.

The last day prior to your child’s return to on campus instruction, your child must be symptom-free.

At least

10 days

From date of test or onset date


Someone in your child’s household tests positive for COVID-19 (and your child is NOT fully vaccinated)

Note: Close contacts who are fully vaccinated and remain asymptomatic do not need to quarantine. However, they should get tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after initial exposure, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days, or until they receive a negative test result.

They should isolate if they test positive.


Your child should not attend any in person instruction, co-curriculars, or recreation programming during this time.

Your student’s classroom teacher will provide virtual learning resources for days school is in session, during the time any members of the household that test positive are isolating plus an additional 7-10 calendar days from the positive case’s last day of isolation/well date. This assumes the child continues to be in direct, close contact with the household member while they are infectious.

If the COVID-19 positive household member is able to isolate separately from the child, the child would follow the remote instruction guidelines for “close contacts.” This also assumes your child does not develop symptoms during the quarantine period.


At least

17-20* days

From date of household member’s test onset date.

*As long as your student does not have any symptoms, they can end their quarantine after 7 days from the positive case’s last day of isolation/well date with a negative test result or after 10 days from the positive case’s last day of isolation/well date without a negative test. The negative test result must be procured within the final two days of the quarantine.


Someone your child has been in “close contact” with tests positive for COVID-19

Note: Close contacts who are fully vaccinated and remain asymptomatic do not need to quarantine. However, they should get tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after initial exposure, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days, or until they receive a negative test result.

They should isolate if they test positive.


Your student’s classroom teacher will provide virtual learning resources for days school is in session, over the course of 7-10 days. Additionally, your child should not attend any in person co-curriculars during this time. If your child is symptom-free throughout this time your child can return to on campus instruction. This assumes your child does not develop symptoms during the quarantine period.

At least

7-10* days

From date of exposure.

*As long as your student does not have any symptoms, they can end their quarantine after 7 days with a negative test result or after 10 days without a negative test. The negative test result must be procured no earlier than day 6 or 7 of the determined quarantine.