Household Member Requirement
We require that students and employees quarantine for 24 days if someone in their household (either a WCPSS student or employee) doesn’t pass a health screening, experiences a symptom of illness, or is diagnosed with COVID-19. They may return sooner only if:
- The person who didn’t pass a health screening or experienced a symptom of illness receives an diagnosis of something other than COVID-19 from a medical professional
- The person who didn’t pass a health screening or experienced a symptom of illness receives a negative PCR/Molecular test.
If the student or employee is diagnosed with COVID-19 during their quarantine, they may return after isolating for 10 days, as long as they have been fever free without medication for 24 hours and an improvement of symptoms.
The 24-day quarantine period is a combination of waiting ten days for the person who is sick to complete their isolation period, plus a 14-day quarantine period for the household member.
This guidance is currently under review and could be altered in the near future. Updates will be sent directly to staff, students and families.