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Covid Information

What to do if a Person is Symptomatic

This information is for K-12 schools, child care, and connected extracurricular activities.

If a person has one or more of these symptoms:

 Fever of 100.4) or chills

 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

 Muscle or body aches

 New loss of taste and smell

 Cough (new, changed, or worsening)

 Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

 Fatigue

 Sore throat

 Congestion or runny nose*


Isolate at home and test for Covid-19


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If they test POSITIVE for Covid-19 you must isolate them at home.

They can return to school, child care, and activities after five days have passed since symptoms

first appeared if:

 No fever within the past 24 hours (without medication) AND

 Symptoms have significantly improved

Additionally, individuals should wear a mask when around others days 6-10**

If they test NEGATIVE for Covid-19


Return to school, child care, and activities if:

 No fever within the past 24 hours (without medication)

AND

 Symptoms have significantly improved

If symptoms persist, retest every 24-48 hours through at least five days after symptoms started.


*If the child is under the age of two and ONLY has congestion/runny nose with no other symptoms, testing and

isolation is not required. If the child’s symptoms worsen or persist longer than five days it is highly


recommended to contact a healthcare provider.


**If you cannot wear a well-fitting mask: You should complete a full 10-day isolation at home.


What to do if you receive an exposure notification or think you have

been exposed to COVID-19


This information is for K-12 schools, child care, and connected extracurricular activities.


Regardless of vaccination status, use the following guidelines:

 Continue to attend school, child care, and activities.

 Monitor for symptoms for 10 days after exposure.

 Should test as soon as possible after exposure.

 Should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days after exposure.

Does the exposed person develop symptoms within 10 days of

exposure?

YES

If they test POSITIVE for Covid-19 -isolate at home. They can return to school, child care, and activities

after 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared if:


1. No fever within the past 24 hours (without medication) AND

2. Symptoms have significantly improved

Additionally, individuals should wear a mask when around others days 6-10*

If they test NEGATIVE for Covid-19 they may return to school, child care, and activities if:

1. No fever within the past 24 hours (without medication) AND

2. Symptoms have significantly improved


If symptoms persist, retest every 24-48 hours through at least 5 days after symptoms started.


NO

They can continue to attend school, child care, and participate in all activities and:


1. Should wear a well fitting mask around others who are at high risk for getting very

sick with COVID-19 for 10 days after exposure.

2. Should test as soon as possible after exposure.


Did the exposed person test for Covid-19?

YES-and they tested positive for Covid-19

Isolate at home and they can return to school, child care, and activities after 5 days have passed since

symptoms first appeared if:


1. No fever within the past 24 hours (without medication) AND

2. Symptoms have significantly improved


NO-they can continue to attend school, child care, and participate in all activities and:


1. Should wear a well fitting mask around others who are at high risk for getting very

sick with COVID-19 for 10 days after exposure.

2. Retesting is recommended every 24-48 hours for 5 days after exposure

3. If symptoms develop, refer to page 1.


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