If a student or faculty member tests positive for COVID, we will follow the exposure notification process outlined by the CDC, state and local health departments. If your child is a “close contact,” as defined by the health department, to a person who tests positive, you will be notified and your child will be required to remain home and study remotely for 14 days following the date of exposure. Our school health service administrator will provide greater details regarding the return to school process.
If a student in your child’s division tests positive, you will also be notified even if your child did not have direct exposure to the student. While we cannot provide specific details or names for privacy reasons, we will try to provide as much information as possible so you can be informed. We ask that you monitor symptoms daily and students should not attend school in person if they have ANY symptoms. At any time, you may temporarily choose to study from home if you would like to do so.
If a student in another division tests positive, you will only be notified if there is a sibling contact in your division that requires further action and more specific communication.
A direct exposure, or close contact, to COVID-19 includes:
- Living in the same household as a person with COVID-19
- Caring for a person with COVID-19
- Being within six feet of a person with COVID-19 for 10 minutes or longer
- Being in direct contact with secretions from a person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.)
- If there is a confirmed case in a division, will ALL three divisions be required to temporarily transition to the remote learning platform?
- If there is a case in a division, will the entire division need to temporarily transition to remote learning?
- Who will teach my child’s class if his or her teacher is required to stay home for a protracted period of time?
- If a teacher tests positive, do all of his or her students need to study remotely and quarantine for 14 days?