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When to Stay Home Chart (As of August 1, 2022)

IF YOU
Were exposed to COVID-19 

No exclusion
You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.


Getting tested
Even if you don’t develop symptoms, consider getting tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.


Students who have been exposed and do not have symptoms, but are concerned about returning to school with COVID-19 can remain at home for five days after exposure and will be counted as an excused absence as long as they have discussed their situation with a school nurse or school administrator and make up all missed work

Watch for symptoms
Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.


If you develop symptoms
Exclude yourself from school immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results.  

Take precautions until day 10

The person is encouraged to mask for 10 days to minimize risk of infecting others.

IF YOU
Have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 after a known exposure

Stay home for 5 days
Get tested for COVID-19 and if positive, stay home for 5 days and isolate from others in your home. 


Stay home for 24 hours

If the person did not test positive for COVID-19 they can return to school when they have been fever free without fever reducing medicine for 24 hours and they have been free from diarrhea/vomiting for 24 hours.



Ending exclusion if you tested positive for COVID-19
End exclusion after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.


Ending exclusion if you tested negative for COVID-19

End exclusion after 24 hours of being symptom free without the use of fever reducing medicine

Take precautions until day 10

The person is encouraged to mask for 10 days to minimize risk of infecting others.

IF YOU
Tested positive for COVID-19 with a PCR /molecular test

Stay home for 5 days
Stay home for 5 days and isolate from others in your home. 

Ending exclusion if you had symptoms
End exclusion after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.


Ending exclusion if you did NOT have symptoms
End exclusion after 5 full days after your positive test.


The person is not required to have documentation of an additional negative test in order to return to school.

Take precautions until day 10

The person is encouraged to mask for an additional 5 days to minimize risk of infecting others. 



IF YOU
Tested positive for COVID-19 with an antigen test

Stay home for at least 5 days
Stay home for 5 days and isolate from others in your home.

Ending exclusion if you had symptoms
End exclusion after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.



Ending exclusion if you did NOT have symptoms
End isolation after at least 5 full days after your positive test.


If the person has no symptoms and they get a repeat PCR/molecular test performed in a laboratory within 24 – 48 hours of their positive antigen test, and that PCR/

molecular test is negative: the positive antigen test can be considered a false positive and the person can immediately return to school.

Take precautions until day 10

The person is encouraged to mask for an additional 5 days to minimize risk of infecting others.