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Updated Covid Plan

02 Apr 2021 8:32 AM | Anonymous

Following DESE guidelines, we are making a few changes to our Covid-Response plan, specifically concerning protocols we follow if we learn of a positive case of Covid on our campus. Our previous guidance had us shutting down the entire school for 5 days and keeping the cohort remote for 2 weeks. We are amending this. We will NOT close the entire school if we have a positive case on campus. We will notify all close contacts of that positive case and those close contacts will follow the following protocols as described below:

In the context of COVID-19, a “close contact” is defined as living in the same household as a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, caring for a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, being within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 for about 15 minutes, or has been in direct contact with secretions (e.g., sharing utensils, being coughed on) from a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, while that person was symptomatic or in the 48 hours prior to illness onset.

We will keep close contacts in a remote model for 7 days and invite them back in-person on Day 8 if:

  • A test (either PCR, Abbott Binesor antigen) taken on Day 5 or later is negative; AND
  • The individual has not experienced any symptoms up to that point; AND
  • The individual conducts active monitoring through Day 14.

For the positive cases themselves, we will have them remote for 10 days of strict quarantine and invite them back in-person on Day 11 if:

  • The individual has not experienced any symptoms up to that point; AND
  • The individual conducts active monitoring through Day 14.

No test is necessary under this option.

Individuals who have gotten two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or one dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days ago are not required to quarantine following an exposure.

Additionally individuals who had COVID-19 in the last 90 days (from day of symptom onset or day of first positive test if asymptomatic), are not required to quarantine following an exposure.

Our official plan on our website will soon be amended to reflect this.



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