Updated for the 2023-24 School Year
Stay home and isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19.
If you test negative, you can end your isolation - follow school exclusion criteria for symptoms of illness to return to school.
If you test positive, follow the recommendations below.
When you have COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:
If you had no symptoms...
- Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result).
- Day 1 is the first FULL day following the day you were tested.
- If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset.
If you had symptoms...
- Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive.
- Day 1 is the first FULL day after the day your symptoms started.
If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home and isolate yourself.
Return to school/work on Day 6 after symptoms, if fever free for at least 24 hours without using medication to reduce the fever and symptoms are improving. If symptoms are not improving, stay home until they start to improve and meet the fever-free 24 hours guidelines.
You are likely most infectious during these first full five days.
CDC recommends wearing a mask to protect others until at least day 11.
8/9/23 Resource https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html