The Kentucky Department of Health has adopted new CDC guidelines related to quarantine requirements for regarding someone who has had sustained close proximity contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. Those guidelines are below.
After a confirmed exposure with a Covid-19 positive individual, students may return to school:
- After day 10 without testing (Ex. Exposed on 2/11/21, provided the student has no symptoms, including no fever without the use of fever reducing medication, the student may return to school on 2/22/2021)
- After day 7, after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later). (Ex. Exposed on 2/11/21, tested on 2/16/21 and received a negative test result and student has no symptoms, including no fever without the use of fever reducing medication, the student could return to school on 2/19/21)
You can find a summary of the new guidance at the following link: https://dnks20yxl1c2u.cloudfront.net/381d0fbb43b611527a8f1c329301ef51fd555fcf/New%20CDC%20Quarantine%20Guidelines%20in%20Plain%20Language.pdf
After stopping quarantine, you should:
- Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
- If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or healthcare provider.
- Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash your hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
- Please keep the school updated so we can notify the teachers and appropriate staff of the student’s absence, to help plan appropriately.
Please contact Nurse Killinder with any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org