Shepard Science Wing

Safe Return Plan / COVID-19 Guidance

Updated COVID Guidance as of February 22, 2022.
 
Masks
  • Masks are strongly recommended but not required for school and extracurriculars.
  • Masks will be available in the nurse’s offices and in classrooms.
  • N95 masks will be available for staff upon request.
 
Positive Students/Staff
  • Students/staff who test positive will isolate for at least 5 days and may return on Day 6; positive students/staff will need to be at least 24 hours fever-free to return (return will not require a nurse check-in).
  • Close contacts will not be quarantined or excluded from school.
  • Contact tracing will not be conducted (attendance/nurse will not contract trace).
  • Building administration will continue to send notice to classroom teachers of a positive student.
  • Positive students/staff will be added to the tracker.
  • Positive students will be placed on the MC-Q list along with mode of instruction options.
 
Symptomatic Students/Staff
  • Symptomatic students will be excluded from school only for the following symptoms: fever, vomiting, diarrhea (pre-COVID exclusionary symptoms).
  • Symptomatic students will be sent to the quarantine room and offered COVID testing (rapid when available).
  • Symptomatic staff will be encouraged to mask and offered COVID testing (rapid when available).
  • Symptomatic students/staff may return when symptoms subside.
  • Symptomatic students/staff will not be placed on the tracker.
  • Symptomatic students will not be placed on the MC-Q list.
 
Close Contacts
  • CHSD 218 will not conduct contact tracing.
  • Students/staff who report their status as close contacts will be encouraged to test and encouraged to wear a mask but will not be excluded from school/work.
  • Should close contact students/staff become symptomatic, they will follow guidance above.
  • Parents who wish for their students to stay home will follow excused absence process and would need to show a positive test for that student in order for the student to be added to the MC-Q list.
  • Close contacts will not be added to the tracker.
  • Close contact students will not be placed on the MC-Q list unless they test positive.
 
Staff COVID Vaccine Mandate
  • Unvaccinated staff members are no longer required to submit weekly tests.