Exclusion from and Returning to School

  • "Send home or deny entry (and provide remote instruction) if ANY of the following symptoms are present: Fever (100.4°F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches from unknown cause. School health officials should exclude when suspicion of COVID is high due to other symptoms."


    "Medical evaluation and testing are strongly recommended for ALL persons with COVID-like symptoms."


    Exclusion Guidance

    COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance for Schools (revised 01/11/22, subject to updates)

    • Additional guidance for schools and local health departments (LHDs) for when students, faculty, or staff must be excluded from school
    • Decision tree for excluding symptomatic individuals in Pre-K, K-12 schools and day care programs
    • Exclusion from school does not mean exclusion from learning while at home (Student At-Home Work)


    Post-Vaccination Considerations

    Interim Post-Vaccination Considerations for Schools (revised 10/19/21, subject to change)

    • Considerations for Persons with Systemic Signs and Symptoms Pre- and Post- COVID-19 Vaccination
    • Considerations for Asymptomatic Persons Pre- and Post- COVID-19 Vaccination

    Post-Vaccination Considerations for School Employees


    Testing Guidance

    Interim Guidance on Testing for COVID-19 in Community Settings and Schools (revised 01/11/22, subject to change)

    Test-to-Stay Protocol Flow Chart (revised 01/11/22, subject to change)


    Families with questions are encouraged to contact Cindy Dore, RN, PEL-CSN, District Nurse.

    Staff with questions are to contact Human Resources.

FAQ Under Most Recent (01/11/22) Guidance

  • What is quarantine?

  • How does the new quarantine guidance impact staff and students who are considered close contacts to someone who tested positive with COVID-19?

  • What is isolation?

  • How does this new guidance impact staff and students if they test positive for COVID-19 and need to be isolated?