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Isolation and quarantine changes for school staff & students

The Monroe County Department of Public Health has recently adopted new guidelines that will apply to schools when it comes to the amount of time a school staff member or student must quarantine or isolate:

 

Are you fully vaccinated and boosted OR fully vaccinated and not yet eligible for a booster?

  • If you test positive for COVID

    • You must isolate for five days beginning the day you started having symptoms or, if you are asymptomatic, the day you took your COVID test. (i.e., the day symptoms started is Day 0, the next day is Day 1, etc.)
    • If you are asymptomatic at the end of five days or your symptoms are resolving, your isolation ends.
    • You must wear a well-fitting mask when around other people for five days after your five-day isolation.
    • If you cannot tolerate a mask or you still have symptoms, you must stay in isolation for 10 days total.

  • If you are exposed to someone with COVID:

    • No quarantine is required, but you should wear a well-fitting mask when around others for 10 days starting with the date of your last exposure.
    • If symptoms appear, quarantine and seek testing.
    • Quarantine ends if the test is negative or, if testing is not done, you isolate according to the guidance above.
       

Are you not fully vaccinated OR fully vaccinated and eligible for a booster, but not yet boosted?

  • If you test positive for COVID:

    • You must isolate for five days beginning the day you started having symptoms or, if you are asymptomatic, the day you took your COVID test. (i.e., the day symptoms started is Day 0, the next day is Day 1, etc.)
    • If you are asymptomatic at the end of five days or your symptoms are resolving, your isolation ends.
    • You must wear a well-fitting mask when around other people for five days after your five-day isolation.
    • If you cannot tolerate a mask or you still have symptoms, you must stay in isolation for 10 days total.

  • If you are exposed to someone with COVID:

    • You must quarantine for five days beginning on the date of your last exposure
    • You must wear a well-fitting mask when around other people for five days after your five-day quarantine.
       

We expect all county forms and flowcharts to be updated soon and will update our COVID Management Plan as necessary. Additional information from the MCDPH can be found here