What are HCPSS' quarantine procedures for students?

Update: Jan. 3, 2022

Unvaccinated and vaccinated students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 will have to isolate and may not return to school until:

  • They have been out at least 5 days from the onset of symptoms or upon receiving a positive test without symptoms, and
  • Remain fever-free for 24 hours, and
  • Show a consistent improvement of symptoms.

Students and staff who test positive may return to school on day 6 but must continue to wear a mask for an additional five days at all times while indoors except for while eating.

Only unvaccinated students and adults who are identified as close contacts must quarantine. Vaccinated students and staff will not be required to quarantine unless they receive a positive test or are displaying symptoms, however they will be expected to monitor their symptoms closely for 10 days. It also is recommended that both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals get tested 5 days after exposure, regardless of whether they are exhibiting symptoms.

Per the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • Pfizer or Moderna – 2 weeks after their second dose and have received a booster if the second dose was more than six months prior.
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine – 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine and have received a booster if the second dose was more than two months prior.

Unvaccinated individuals who are determined to be close contacts must quarantine for 5 days.