COVID-19 Isolation

  • Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Test: Families and staff are asked to contact the school health office if a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. They will be asked to provide a positive test result. Families can also report a positive case in Skyward Family Access.

    Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

    If you test positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms:

    • Isolate for at least 5 days. To calculate your 5-day isolation period, Day 0 is your first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed.
    • You can end isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved (Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation).
    • If you continue to have fever or your other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, you should wait to end your isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.
    • In order to return to school, students/staff will be required to wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days (Day 6 through Day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period. Students/staff may remove their mask sooner than Day 10 if they have two sequential negative tests 48 hours apart.

    If you test positive for COVID-19 and had no symptoms: 

    • Isolate for at least 5 days. Day 0 is the day of your positive viral test (based on the date you were tested) and Day 1 is the first full day after the specimen was collected for your positive test.
    • If you continue to have no symptoms, you can end isolation after 5 days.
    • If you develop symptoms after testing positive, your 5-day isolation period should start over. Day 0 is your first day of symptoms. 
    • In order to return to school, students/staff will be required to wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days (Day 6 through Day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period. Students/staff may remove their mask sooner than Day 10 if they have two sequential negative tests 48 hours apart.

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Close Contacts & Quarantines

  • If you are exposed to COVID-19:

    As of August 11, 2022, the CDC no longer recommends that people quarantine following COVID-19 exposure, regardless of vaccination status. Westonka Public Schools will no longer require quarantines of household close contacts and will discontinue classroom-level notifications of positive cases for the 2022-23 school year. If you know you were exposed to COVID-19, the CDC recommends wearing a high-quality mask for 10 days and getting tested on day 5 following exposure.

    Please refer to the CDC's web page What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19.

School Health Specialists