If a member of the community tests positive for COVID-19, all faculty, staff and students in the cohort and/or members who have had close contact with the individual will be notified immediately. Learning and teaching will occur remotely.
When there is a COVID-19 infection, the school will:
Notify the local public health department
Isolate case and exclude the individual from school for 10 days from symptom onset or test date
- Identify close contacts (within 6 feet away for more than 15 minutes)
- Quarantine exposed close contacts (14 days after the last date the case was present at school while infectious)
- Recommend testing of close contacts, prioritize testing of symptomatic contacts.
- Disinfection and cleaning of classroom and primary spaces where case spent significant time
School remains open. Learning and teaching will resume remotely for quarantined individuals.
If the individual who tested positive is a student who has a sibling or siblings, the sibling(s) will likely have been in close contact with the student. If it is determined that someone has been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case:
Isolation is for people who are already sick
Quarantine is for people who are not sick
but may have been exposed.