As the vaccination process continues to create greater opportunities for staff, families, and community members to receive the vaccine, we continue to modify our operational practices. It is important to note that over the past five days we have avoided requiring four staff members to quarantine due to being a close contact because in each instance the staff member was vaccinated. Below is the guidance that we’re following which relates to both adults as well as students 16 years and older:
Adults and students (16 years and older) who have received their COVID-19 vaccinations (2 doses for Pfizer / Moderna or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson) and who are two weeks beyond receiving their final dose, would not need to quarantine in the case of being a close contact provided they are not exhibiting symptoms.
We are sharing this information so that you as parents, students, and staff members are aware of the benefit of not needing to quarantine if you meet the vaccine requirement listed above and are later identified as a close contact.
If you have further questions please contact your child’s school and leave a message for the school nurse. We will have someone get back to you as soon as possible.
Dean R. Hess