January 15, 2021
Updated Quarantine Guidelines and Recommendations
The district continues to review the CDC and PADoH guidelines for length of quarantine. As recommendations continue to change or be revised, our Health Services Department is the best point of contact for our parents to ask questions or receive the most updated information for the various options of quarantine based on each specific circumstance.
- Full Quarantine: This remains the safest option for individuals to quarantine for 14 days from a non-household exposure.
- Shortened Quarantine*: If the close contact has no symptoms during quarantine, the individual may leave quarantine after 10 days. He/she should continue to monitor the symptoms and be very careful about wearing a mask and social distancing for the full 14-days.
- *If the individual has direct contact with a COVID+ household member, and the COVID+ household member cannot self-isolate, then the individual must complete the 10-day quarantine with an additional 10 days after the COVID+ individual is no longer infectious (which is 10 days from symptom onset). This may mean that an individual with household exposure, and cannot self-isolate, may be quarantined up to 24 days.
- If the individual has direct contact with a COVID+ household member, and the COVID+ household member can self-isolate, then the individual must complete the 10-day quarantine, and no additional quarantine days are needed. The individual must be symptom-free before returning to school. Monitoring for symptoms must continue on days 11-14.
- If the individual has contact with a COVID+ individual who is not a member of his/her household, the individual must complete a 10-day self-quarantine and remain symptom-free before returning to school. Monitoring for symptoms must continue on days 11-14.