Isolation and Quarantine Procedures
All individuals must remain at home when sick or experiencing any symptoms to minimize the chance of spreading COVID-19 or other germs and viruses. Specific to COVID-19 quarantines:
Symptomatic or COVID-19 Positive Individuals
- All symptomatic individuals must remain home, regardless of vaccination status. Families are obligated to report COVID-19 diagnoses, or close contact cases, to their school office
- If symptoms last longer than 24 hours, an individual must receive a negative COVID-19 test or alternative medical diagnosis prior to returning to school.
- Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 10 days from the date symptoms first appeared or the date of a positive test result.
Quarantine Procedures for Close Contacts
- Students/faculty/staff who are masked and maintain three feet of physical distancing from the positive individual do not need to quarantine.
- Vaccinated students/faculty/staff do not need to quarantine if they are asymptomatic.
- Unvaccinated students/faculty/staff who are close contacts to positive household members, including siblings, must quarantine.
- There is no longer a need for the Catholic grade school to notify the high school of a sibling of a confirmed positive case – this will be the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.
Quarantine guidelines continue to be fluid and we expect to issue updated guidance closer to the start of the school year.
All close contacts of presumed COVID-positive persons and those cases confirmed COVID-19 positive must be reported by the school via an updated Intake Form (new form available August 9, 2021) to the Archdiocesan Case Management Team, who will conduct the contact tracing and report the case to the local health authorities.