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10 Day Quarantine

Based on the updated guidelines from the Wayne County Health Department released March 12, any staff and students considered a close contact to a person with a confirmed COVID-19 case must be quarantined for 10 days, if:

 

  1. They are fully vaccinated, but it has been less than 14 days since the last dose was administered, or 

  2. They do not show symptoms after 10 days and they commit to continuing to monitor themselves for symptoms at home before arriving at school.

 

This continues to impact only individuals who are identified as a close contact. “Close contact” is defined as someone who is within six feet of a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 for more than 15 consecutive minutes (different ‘close contact’ definitions exist for contact sports). Any student or staff member currently in quarantine that meets this criteria has already been contacted individually.

 

Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19. Each morning please complete the COVID Symptom Screening at home before arriving at school.

 

In order to mitigate risk, we will continue to follow strict cleaning and disinfection protocol as well as the guidelines from the Wayne County Return to School Roadmap. Additional information can be found on the Wayne County Website.

 

Again, the big news is that the COVID quarantine is back to 10 days if you fit the above criterion (symptom free, commit to monitor), not the 14 day guideline released in February. Please contact your building principal if you have any questions.