Throughout the COVID19 pandemic, our EHS community has demonstrated tremendous strength, resilience, and support for one another. Thank you for the trust you place in our school and for being our partners as we continue to navigate this new reality with the singular goal of safely educating your children. The following guidelines are currently in effect as of January 3, 2022.
COVID Positive Student
Given the changes that the CDC has made about shortening the isolation time for students who test positive, we are updating our protocols. We strongly encourage relying on PCR testing rather than rapid testing to confirm a positive diagnosis to avoid unnecessary quarantine for your child.
- If a student tests positive, they should remain at home as usual for five days. Day 1 is the day following the positive COVID result.
- If they are fever/symptom free on day 5, there are two options:
Option 1: Take a rapid antigen test. If that test is negative, they can take a second rapid antigen test on day 6 (at least 24 hours apart). If both tests are negative and the student is symptom free, they can return to school on day 7. EHS will also do a rapid test upon arrival day 7.
Option 2: Take a PCR test and return to school on day 6 with proof of a negative result.
- If the rapid antigen test is still positive on day 5 or 6, the student must continue to test until there are 2 consecutive negative tests 24 hours apart, or they have passed the 10 day quarantine period (whichever comes first).
If a family is unable/unwilling to rapid antigen test, the student must remain at home for 10 days from the positive result.
Individuals must be fever free and asymptomatic in order to come back. Mild residual congestion is okay.
COVID Exposed Student
Home exposure defined as out of school indoor unmasked exposure. Students must do a PCR test 5 days after last exposure. If this test is negative, then the student can return to school. If there is ongoing exposure, then student must wait five day from the last day of exposure.