Close Contacts

What constitutes a close contact? Does a close contact have to quarantine if exposed?

  • Fully Vaccinated

    • Fully vaccinated students and staff do not need to quarantine unless they exhibit symptoms.

     

    Unvaccinated / Not Fully Vaccinated

    • Unvaccinated individuals where exposure occurred outside of the classroom setting: CDC defines a close contact as an individual not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
    • Adults in the indoor PreK-12 classroom setting: CDC defines a close contact as an individual not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. 
    • Students in the classroom setting: contacts who were within 3 feet of an infected student do not require quarantine as long as both the case and the contact were consistently masked. If they were not consistently masked, then close contacts are classroom students who were within 6 feet of the infected student for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

     

    Outdoor Exposure

    • In general, individuals who are solely exposed to a confirmed case while outdoors should not be considered close contacts.