• What to do if you are a close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID

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

    • Monitor for symptoms, AND
    • Consider wearing a well-fitted mask (if age appropriate) for 10 days after the last date of exposure, especially during activities like high-risk indoor sports , performing arts , etc., AND
    • Get tested 3-5 days after their last exposure. Molecular (PCR/NAAT), antigen, and at-home tests are acceptable. If they test positive, they must isolate.

    Exposed students, children, and staff may continue to take part 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, child, or staff develops symptoms, they are required to immediately isolate at home follow the protocols outlined in the Exclusion of People with Symptoms of COVID-19 section of Requirements and Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools, Child Care, Early Learning, Youth Development, and Day Camp Programs.

    See also the What to do if You Receive an Exposure Notification flowchart as a reference.

    What to do if You Receive an Exposure Notification flowchart