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Health and Safety Guidelines and Protocols


8-18-2021 (information added 8-25-21)

UPDATED QUARANTINE PROTOCOL

School Exposure Summary:
  * 10-day quarantine required with close contact of a positive case (unless the student begins to show signs and symptoms, and at that time would need to contact the nurse office and quarantine dates could change).

Home Exposure Summary:
  * Students must quarantine for 10 calendar days from the time of a positive test.
  * Students must quarantine for 20 calendar days per positive exposure at home. (Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.) 

What to do if a household member or student tests positive for COVID-19
·      Notify the school nurse, Adrienne Clark, of positive test results by calling 864-316-9788, extension 225, or email [email protected].
·      Make a list of people with whom your student has been in close contact (less than 6 ft for more than 15 minutes) 48 hours before first exhibiting symptoms. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
·      Once notified the school nurse will contact SC DHEC per state and local laws and notify faculty and families in close contact - while maintaining confidentiality (contact tracing).
·      Your student may return to school after 20 days in quarantine AND must be fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medications) AND have improvement of respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
·      Your student should strictly quarantine for a minimum of 10 days following a positive test.
·      Contact the school nurse before returning to school.

What to do if a household member or student was in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19:
·      Notify the school nurse, Adrienne Clark, of possible exposure by calling 864-316-9788, extension 225, or email [email protected].
·      Your student should quarantine for 10 days after the last contact with the person with COVID-19. A negative test will not release a student to return to school before the 10 days are complete. (Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.)
·      If tested, inform the school nurse of results (email or phone call).
·      Once notified the school nurse will contact SC DHEC and contact tracing will begin if the result is positive.
·      Contact the school nurse before returning to school.

Thank you for your diligence and strict attention to these measures to assist in the safety and wellbeing of our students, teachers and staff and prevent the further spread of COVID-19. You can find more detailed Health and Safety Measures on our website. 

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SC DHEC Guidance for persons who have tested positive for COVID-19
VACCINE RESOURCES
CDC School Guidance for Prevention
SC DHEC Resources for Schools

SC DHEC COVID-19 Information


DATES OF QUARANTINE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF STUDENTS BEGIN TO SHOW SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS.


 




SC DHEC Guidance for persons who have tested positive for COVID-19: https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/CR-012631.pdf

Vaccine Resources: https://www.vaccines.gov/

CDC School Guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-guidance.html 


SC DHEC COVID-19 Information:  https://scdhec.gov/covid19


SC DHEC  Resources for Schools: https://scdhec.gov/covid19/resources-community-covid-19/schools-childcare-centers-covid-19

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