COVID-19 has surged in recent weeks with the Omicron variant. Please keep your student home from school if they are not feeling well and consider getting them tested if they are experiencing any symptoms. Identifying the virus and isolating infected students remains the most effective way to limit the spread of the virus.
Face coverings are optional for staff and students while inside all facilities. Face coverings remain mandatory while on school buses and at the technology centers.
The CDC recently released new guidelines for COVID-19. The new guidelines (below) clearly define that having an up to date vaccination status now means you have been boosted if it’s been more than 6 months (Moderna and Pfizer) or 2 months (J&J) since completing the primary series:
•Isolation (positive test for COVID-19):
-Must remain home for 5 days. -If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave isolation and should wear a face covering while around others for 5 additional days.
•Quarantine (exposed to someone with COVID-19):
-Individuals whose vaccination status is up to date (have been boosted or completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months or completed the primary series of J&J within the last 2 months) should wear a face covering around others for 10 days and test on day 5 if possible. If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home. -If you are unvaccinated, were vaccinated over 6 months ago (Pfizer or Moderna), 2 months ago (J&J) and are not boosted you must stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. Test on day 5 if possible. If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.
*If you are interested in being vaccinated or receiving a booster dose you can do so by contacting most local pharmacies or the health department.