CONTACT TRACING PROCEDURES

Contact Tracing Procedures

 

Immediately after principals are notified that a student in their school has tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19, the principal will notify Dr. Sharon Brown, the District COVID-19 Coordinator as well as their department head of the positive case.

The principal will contact the student’s teacher/teachers to begin contact tracing.  Contact is defined as any student who came in close contact for an extended period of time (15 min) with the COVID positive student.

The teacher or school staff will compile the list of students whose parents need to be contacted using the information provided when the student was registered. Parents this information must be up to date.

The names and contact numbers of parents, as well as persons who can be contacted in case of an emergency, will be given to Dr. Sharon Brown so that she can begin notifying parents to quarantine their student/students.

Quarantine Period

Students, teachers, and staff who are NOT fully vaccinated and are identified as close contacts to COVID-19, as outlined above, should be in Quarantine for a full 14 days. There are additional options to the 14-day quarantine period from the school setting as follows:

 

  • 10-day option: Quarantine can end after 10 days if the individual has no symptoms during the entire 10-day period, or

 

  • 7- day plus test option: If the individual has no symptoms for 7 days and has a negative COVID-19 test (molecular or antigen) collected on days 5, 6, or 7 of the quarantine period, the quarantine period can be discontinued quarantine after 7 days.

 

  • People who are fully vaccinated should get tested 3-5 days after coming into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days or until they test negative. If symptoms develop, they should isolate and get tested immediately