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Isolation and Quarantine Procedures

PROCEDURES WHEN MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN SCHOOLS
  • If a student tests positive:
    • Stay home for 5 days.
    • Return to school Day 6, if asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving.
      • Fever-free for 24-hours without medication.
    • Must wear mask at all times for additional 5 days in classroom (if unable to mask properly at all times, must remain isolated at home for full 10 days, returning Day 11).
    • Can resume extracurricular activities on Day 6, if able to wear a mask properly at all times (while not actively participating) for Days 6-10, and above conditions are met and cleared by physician.
  • If student is exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the classroom:
    • As long as asymptomatic, may remain in school and continue to wear a mask properly at all times; test on Day 5 if possible.
    • May continue extracurricular activities; wear a mask properly at all times (while not actively participating) for all 10 days.
    • If symptoms develop, seek testing and isolate at home.
      • If positive, follow isolation guidance. If negative, return to school when symptoms have resolved.
  • If student is exposed to someone with COVID-19 outside of the classroom, including home contacts and is fully vaccinated (have received all doses of vaccines, including booster, if eligible):
    • As long as asymptomatic, may remain in school and continue to mask at all times in classroom; test on Day 5 if possible.
    • May continue extracurricular activities; wear a mask properly at all times (while not actively participating) for all 10 days.
    • If symptoms develop, seek testing and isolate at home.
      • If positive, follow isolation guidance. If negative, return to school when symptoms have resolved. 
  • If student is exposed to someone with COVID-19 outside of the classroom, including home contacts and is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated:
    • Stay home for 5 days; test on Day 5 if possible.
    • Return to school Day 6, if still asymptomatic and continue to mask for additional 5 days in classroom.
    • Can resume extracurricular activities on Day 6, if able to wear a mask properly at all times (including while actively participating).
    • If symptoms develop, seek testing and isolate at home.
      • If positive, follow isolation guidance. If negative, return to school when symptoms have resolved.
PROCEDURES WHEN MASKS ARE OPTIONAL IN SCHOOLS
  • If student tests positive:
    • Stay home for 5 days.
    • Return to school on Day 6, if asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving.
      • Fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
    • Must wear mask at all times for additional 5 days in classroom (if unable to mask properly at all times, must remain isolated at home for full 10 days, returning Day 11).
    • Can resume extracurricular activities on Day 6, if able to wear a mask properly at all times for Days 6-10, and above conditions are met and cleared by physician.
  • If student is exposed to someone with COVID-19 outside of the classroom, including home contacts and is fully vaccinated (have received all doses of vaccines, including booster, if eligible):
    • May remain in school as long as continue to be asymptomatic.
    • Wear a mask at all times in classroom for at least 10 days (quarantine ends 10 days after the last day of exposure to the positive case).
    • Test on Day 5 if possible.
    • May continue extracurricular activities; mask at all times (while not actively participating).
    • If symptoms develop, seek testing and isolate at home.
      • If positive, follow isolation guidance. If negative, return to school when symptoms have resolved.
If student is exposed to someone with COVID-19 outside of the classroom, including home contacts and is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated:
    • Stay home for 5 days.
    • Test on Day 5 if possible.
    • Return to school on Day 6, if still asymptomatic and continue to mask for an additional 5 days in classroom.
    • Can resume extracurricular activities on Day 6, if able to wear a mask properly at all times (including while actively participating) for Days 6-10.
    • If symptoms develop, seek testing and isolate at home.
      • If positive, follow isolation guidance. If negative, return to school when symptoms have resolved.
PREVIOUS COVID INFECTION
  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 90-days, unless they experience symptoms.
  • Individuals who develop symptoms within 90-days of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested, if no other cause is identified for symptoms.
ENHANCED PRECAUTIONS FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF 

In addition to the precautions listed for the above situations, the following will also be implemented:

  • Maintain at least 3 feet of distance between the individual returning early from quarantine and others when in the classroom.
  • At least 6 feet of separation between individual returning early and others when eating or drinking (lunch).
  • Continue all other mitigation strategies.
VACCINATION STATUS
  • Per the CDC, individuals are considered fully vaccinated if you are:
    • Ages 5-17 have completed 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna).
    • 18-years and older have completed 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) AND received a booster shot.
    • Less than 2 months since the J&J dose.
  • Per the CDC, individuals are NOT considered fully vaccinated if it has been:
    • 18-years and older who have NOT received a booster shot at least 6 months since the last dose of a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna).
    • More than 2 months for J&J and have NOT received a booster shot.
    • Not vaccinated or have not completed the series.


 

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

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  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
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Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides excellence in education and opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.

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