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    Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness

    Take this survey to learn when you can return to work or school after COVID-19 exposure, illness with COVID-19 symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19. This survey works best on a desktop computer.

    This guidance follows CDC guidelines. 

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    Please send in documentation in a hard copy form or by filling out this form to excuse your student from being out of school. Emails and Talking Point messages cannot be accepted.

    Can I go to school or work after I’ve been exposed to someone positive for COVID19?

    Exclusion from school or work after an exposure is no longer recommended by NCDHHS. Individuals exposed to Covid-19 do not have to stay home from school or work if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test.

    Mask Guidnace 

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, masks can help protect you and others from COVID-19. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recommends you wear a mask:

    • You are at high risk for severe illness
    • You are unvaccinated or not up-to-date on your vaccines
    • You have COVID-19 or were exposed to the virus 
    • You want an added layer of protection
    • You are in a high-risk setting