Quarantine & Potential Exposure
Symptoms of COVID-19 may include one or more of these new, changed, or worsening symptoms:
- Fever (≥100.4°F) or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose (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.)
When symptomatic it is always encouraged to test for COVID-19. If the test results are positive, you should isolate at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you do not test for COVID-19 please remember indications for when one may be Too Sick for School.
Current recommendations for a positive test are to isolate until 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and until the following are met:
No fever within the past 24 hours (without medication)
Symptoms have significantly improved.
Masking is still recommended on days 6 through 10.
Individuals who are exposed to COVID are encouraged to get tested and monitor for symptoms for 10 days after exposure. Recommended to test 3-5 days after exposure to COVID-19 and if negative may consider retesting 24-48 hours (about 2 days) after the first test.