Monroe County Schools Adjusts Covid Protocols
January 6, 2022 – The Monroe County Board of Education approved the following Covid-19 protocols at its called meeting on January 6, 2022.
- Recommend masking for staff and students in school settings
- Recommend that unvaccinated staff and students 5 years and older receive the Covid-19 vaccination and work with DPH as needed to set up vaccination schedules for willing staff and students
- Contact trace exposures within 3 ft. for 15 minutes in the school setting, allowing parents the option to quarantine their child
- Use social distancing as needed to help reduce exposures
- Visitors/Volunteers will be allowed in the school settings. Masking will be recommended for volunteers and visitors
For Positive Test Results (Isolation)
- Students and staff with positive test results (PCR or Rapid/At-Home Test) should isolate for 5 days
- If after 5 days, the person is asymptomatic or his/her symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting others
- Students/staff can choose to isolate for a full 10 days, and may return on the 11th day without a fever
- If students/staff have a fever, continue to stay home until the fever resolves
For Exposure to Positive Case (Quarantine)
As a parent/guardian you have the option to quarantine your child. No mandatory quarantines will be required by the school system unless your child lives in the same household of a positive COVID-19 case and is unvaccinated or 90 days past receiving the final vaccine dose.
If you choose to quarantine, the options are below:
- Quarantine at home for 5 days. After 5 days of quarantine, return to school and continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days (if asymptomatic/fever free for 24 hours)
- Quarantine at home for 10 days. After 10 days, return to school on the 11th day (if asymptomatic/fever free for 24 hours)
- If you develop symptoms during your quarantine, get tested and follow appropriate protocols
These protocols will be reviewed again as needed based on the community spread rates in our area.