Returning To School After Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness

  • For students who have experienced at least one COVID-19 symptom, with or without being diagnosed with COVID-19: 

    Students who have experienced at least one COVID-19 symptom, with or without being diagnosed with COVID-19, should not be in school. They should stay home until they (or a family member answering for a younger child) can answer YES to all three of the following questions:

    • Has it been at least 10 days since they first had symptoms?
    • Has it been at least 3 days since they had a fever (without using fever-reducing medicine)?
    • Has it been at least 3 days since the symptoms have improved, including cough and shortness of breath

    Students are not required to have documentation of a negative test in order to return to school. 

    If students have a negative COVID-19 test, they can return to school once there is no fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines and they have felt well for 24 hours.

    For students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 but do not have symptoms: 

    Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but do not have symptoms must remain out of school until 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test. 

    Students are not required to have documentation of a negative test in order to return to school. 

    If a student develops symptoms, they cannot return to school until they meet all of the criteria for students who have experienced at least one symptom.

    For students who have been exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms: 

    Students who have been exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms must remain out of school for 14 days since their last exposure, even if they test negative for COVID-19. If they develop symptoms, they cannot return to school until they meet all of the criteria for students who have experienced at least one symptom.