Per the updated recommendations of the CDC and FCPH, if a member of a household has COVID-19 symptoms, the following protocols are to be in place:
- Siblings and housemates should remain home and quarantine until either an alternative diagnosis is provided by the physician and/or there is a negative COVID-19 test result.
- When possible, isolate the family member that is having COVID-19 symptoms until the test results are back.
- Please provide documentation of the alternative diagnosis and/or negative COVID-19 test result to your child’s school.
- Once an alternative diagnosis or negative COVID-19 result is received by the principal/school nurse, the sibling/staff member may return to school/work.
- If the COVID-19 test is positive, that member of the household should isolate for 10 days from onset of symptoms.
- Other members of the household will begin their 14 day quarantine from the last known contact (less that 6 feet distance for accumulated 15 minutes of time) with the positive COVID-19 person.
In addition, when there is a positive COVID-19 case reported in our district, we will send both a building notification as well as a classroom specific notification. The school health officials, with the assistance of the building principal, will work together to investigate any potential “close contact exposure” (i.e., contact tracing) based on FCPH guidelines.
In the event that your student was “exposed” or in “close contact” to the positive COVID-19 case in the school setting, the parents/guardians will be notified by a district employee involved in the investigation. All positive COVID-19 cases are reported to the Franklin County Public Health department. The health department will also notify anyone who has met the definition of “close contact/exposed,” in the event of a close contact situation outside of the school setting that might lead to exposure.