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Contact Tracing and Quarantine Guidelines Fall 2021 Darien Public Schools covid resources

What is a Close Contact in the School Setting?

Adults or Athletes: Any staff member or student athlete within 6 feet of an infected person for 15 cumulative minutes or longer over a 24-hour period.

Students: IN THE CLASSROOM: Any student within 3 feet of an infected person for 15 cumulative minutes or longer over a 24-hour period.

I am COVID +. What do I need to do?

Isolate from all others for 10 days, as feasible (small children will not be able to isolate, nor will parents of small children)

Contact your school nurse (or COVID Reporting Line if after 3:00 pm - 203.656.7440) to report your case and so contact tracing may begin to determine in-school contacts

Make a list of “close contacts

All household members should avoid further contact with the COVID + individual and quarantine for a minimum of 7 days.

All household members should be tested for COVID immediately. If negative, retest on post-exposure "day 5."

If household members test negative for COVID and remain asymptomatic, they should quarantine for a minimum of 7 days since last exposure to COVID+ individual (last exposure is considered "day 0.")

Any household member who is unable to separate from the positive individual, should remain in quarantine for a minimum of 7 days AFTER the positive individual completes their 10 day isolation period (17 days total)

Seek advice from your medical provider regarding symptoms and next steps.

I AM A CONTACT.

I AM VACCINATED.

I DO NOT HAVE symptoms. What do I need to do?

Separate from the COVID+ individual

Wear a mask in all public settings

Monitor for symptoms and STAY HOME if any symptoms begin (even if very mild)

Per CDC recommendations, schedule an appointment and get tested for COVID on post-exposure day 3-5.

If negative, continue to monitor for symptoms and STAY HOME if any symptoms begin (even VERY MILD symptoms).

IF positive, follow instructions above for COVID+ individuals.

I HAVE symptoms. What do I need to do?

Separate from the COVID+ individual

Schedule an appointment for testing as soon as possible

Isolate until test results are received

IF POSITIVE - Follow COVID+ instructions (as above)

IF NEGATIVE

Remain separated from the COVID positive individual

Wear a mask in all public settings

Monitor for symptoms and STAY HOME if any symptoms begin (even if very mild)

Schedule an appointment for additional testing on post-exposure day 3-5

If positive - follow instructions for COVID+ individuals (above)

I AM A CONTACT.

I AM NOT VACCINATED

I DO NOT HAVE symptoms. What do I need to do?

Separate from the COVID positive individual

Schedule an appointment for testing on post-exposure day 5 (last day of exposure is day 0)

Quarantine for a minimum of 7 days

If negative on day 5, may leave quarantine on post-exposure day 8

Continue to monitor for symptoms for a full 14 days post-exposure. If any symptoms begin (even VERY MILD symptoms), STAY HOME and schedule testing

IF POSITIVE - Follow COVID+ instructions (as above)

I HAVE symptoms. What do I need to do?

Separate from the COVID positive individual

Schedule an appointment for testing as soon as possible

Isolate from point of notification until test results are received

IF POSITIVE - Follow COVID positive instructions (as above)

IF NEGATIVE

Quarantine for a minimum of 7 days

Retest on post-exposure day 5 (last day of exposure is day 0)

If negative: may leave quarantine on post-exposure day 8

Continue to monitor for symptoms for a full 14 days post-exposure. If any symptoms begin (even VERY MILD symptoms), STAY HOME and schedule testing

ATHLETICS AND COVID

Based on CIAC Fall 2021 COVID Sports Guidance

Fully vaccinated student athletes who are a close contact with a known COVID case do not have to quarantine from sports or other activities provided they remain asymptomatic after close contact with a known COVID-19 case (Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Prevention in Connecticut’s PreK-12 Schools, July 2021)

Athletes who are considered close contacts must wear a mask until receiving a negative COVID test (taken between days 3 and 5 from the date of contact) or 14 days without a test.

Unvaccinated, asymptomatic students who are a close contact of a known COVID case will be quarantined from athletics for 10 days (with a negative test between days 7 and 10) or 14 days without a test.

Vaccinated and unvaccinated students who experience COVID symptoms after close contact with a known COVID case will be quarantined for 10 days (with a negative test between days 7 and 10) or 14 days without a test.

Weekly testing for unvaccinated athletes / coaches is recommended (Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Prevention in Connecticut’s PreK-12 Schools, July 2021).

I am an athlete and I tested positive for COVID. What do I need to do?

Follow the guidelines for a COVID + individual (above)

Upon completion of the 10 day isolation period, all athletes must be cleared by their medical provider prior to returning to athletics.

Once cleared to return to athletics by a medical provider, all athletes must complete a Return to Play protocol prior to returning to practice and competition.

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