Exposure & Isolation

COVID-19 Exposure and Isolation Protocols

Regardless of vaccination status, students and staff who were potentially exposed to COVID-19 are encouraged to

  • Monitor symptoms and consider wearing a well-fitting mask for 10 days after the last date of exposure, AND  
  • Get tested 3-5 days after their last exposure. If positive, stay home.

Exposed students and staff may continue to participate in all in-person instruction and care, including sports, performing arts and other extracurricular activities, as long as they are not symptomatic. If an exposed student or staff member develops symptoms, they are required to immediately isolate at home. 

Students and staff can test at the district testing center or use an at-home test. For individuals who have been recently infected (within 90 days) antigen testing should be performed as PCR results may remain persistently positive and not be indicative of a new, active infection. 

The district testing center is located at Harry Lang Stadium, 11023 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

When to Keep Your Student Home

Please notify your school and keep your child home if your child is not feeling well or has tested positive for COVID-19.

Isolation 

Isolation is when an individual has COVID-29 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19.

  1. If your student is returning from isolation early (after at least 5 full days of isolation), they must test negative with an antigen or at-home test any day after day 5. Testing beyond day 10 is not currently necessary; AND
  2. My child has not had a temperature that exceeded 100.4 degrees for a least 24 hours – no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers; AND
  3. At least 5 days have passed since the onset of symptoms or positive COVID-19 test; AND
  4. No symptoms are present, or symptoms are significantly resolving without the aid of medication.
  5. Return Date to on-site instruction: (6th day from positive test date or onset of symptoms).

If the student not feeling well enough to come back on the expected return date, OR if a test strategy is not agreed upon, OR the student does not test negative, the student can return after 10 full days of isolation.

 

Isolation Windows

K-12

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Earliest return if symptoms improving and fever free for 24 hours

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