Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines: Scholars Ages 5-17

  • The following guidance is effective Wednesday, January 12, 2022. 

    Quarantine Guidelines for Close Contacts 

    If not using Test to Stay, quarantine ends after 5 full days after the last close contact, if no symptoms have developed, and after receiving a negative test result from a test taken no sooner than day 5, or 10 days without a test.

    Use the guide below to determine whether you must quarantine and if you can participate in Test to Stay based on vaccination status and recent confirmed COVID-19 case. 

  • Test to Stay Updates 

    • Test to Stay will now include close contacts in non-school settings 
    • Modified quarantine period is 5 days 
    • Students can attend extracurricular activities and school-aged childcare during modified quarantine, if participating in testing 
    • Individuals must continue to wear a mask during extracurricular and sport activities 

    New Isolation Guidelines 

    All people with COVID-19 (with or without symptoms) must quarantine and isolate for at least 5 days. 


    If asymptomatic (without symptoms): 

    • Isolate for at least 5 days, with Day 0 being the day of the positive test and Day 1 being the first full day after the specimen was collected 
    • If there are still no symptoms after 5 days, end isolation 
    • If symptoms develop, the 5-day isolation period starts over with Day 0 being the first day of symptoms 

    If the person has or had symptoms: 

    • Isolate for at least 5 days, with Day 0 being the first day of symptoms, and Day 1 being the first full day after developing symptoms 
    • After 5 days, end isolation if fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication and improvement of symptoms 
    • If symptoms and/or fever continue, wait to end isolation until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and improvement of symptoms.