Isolation & Quarantine

Definitions to understand

Isolation: Separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine: Separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

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Verified positive COVID-19 cases

Any student or staff member who has a verified positive COVID-19 diagnosis — through the Davis County Health Department — will not be allowed to attend school. They will be placed in isolation for 5 days and must be symptom-free before returning to school. They are asked to wear a mask for another 5 days.

Quarantine recommendations after a school exposure

If you are exposed to someone at school who tests positive for COVID-19, you can continue to come to school if:

• You are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (2 weeks after your final dose), or
• You had a confirmed COVID-19 infection within the last 90 days.

Parents should:
• Monitor students for symptoms.
• If symptoms develop, seek testing and keep students home.
• Have students wear a mask around others for 10 days.
• If possible, test 5 days after exposure.

Students who have not been fully vaccinated and have not tested positive in the last 90 days, it is recommended:

• They stay home for 5 days.
• Monitor for symptoms.
• If symptoms develop, seek testing and keep students home.
• If possible, test 5 days after their exposure.
• After staying home for 5 days, wear a mask around others for 5 more days.

If unable to quarantine, wear a mask when around others, including while at school, for 10 days.

Teachers will work with students who are quarantined or isolated at home. Many of the materials will be accessible digitally through Canvas. In the event that a student is sick and cannot receive in-person instruction, a teacher’s first priority will be to the students in class. After meeting those needs, the teacher will work with students who are not in class to help keep them up to speed with their classmates.