• quarantine protocols

    IMPORTANT CHANGES IN QUARANTINE PROCEDURES

    Moving forward, based on updated information we have received from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, we are REQUIRED to exclude students from any in-school or extracurricular activities as part of the quarantine mandate per the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Families will receive a notice of quarantine from the Board of Heath once the District has identified a student or staff as a close contact. The District would be in violation of Ohio Revised Code if we do not exclude someone who has been ordered to isolate or quarantine. The District will no longer strongly recommend a quarantine. The exclusion from school is REQUIRED.

    QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS FOR STUDENTS OR STAFF EXPOSED TO COVID-19

    • Positive Test Cases: both Vaccinated & Unvaccinated. Mandated 10 days of Isolation that have passed since the first COVID-19 symptoms began (with at least 24-hours fever-free without taking medications); OR if the person has not had symptoms, 10 days since her/his test date.

    • Unvaccinated Primary Contact: (closer than 6 feet/15 minutes total without mask or closer than 3 feet/15 minutes total with or without mask) You must be excluded from school and school activities for the duration of the quarantine mandate as issued by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

      • 10-day optionQuarantine ends after 10 days from the last date of exposure if the person has no COVID-19 like symptoms.

      • 7-day option: Quarantine ends after 7 days from the last date of exposure, if the person has no symptoms and a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken at least 5 days after the last date of exposure. You must provide proof of a negative test upon return to school on the 8th day.

      • The CCBH quarantine letter that you will receive also includes a 14-day option.

      • IF POSITIVE, ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS FROM DATE OF TEST OR ONSET OF SYMPTOMS.

    • Vaccinated Primary Contact: (No Exclusion with Proof of Vaccination - masked or unmasked)

      • Fully vaccinated and at least 2 weeks have passed since last vaccination.

      • MUST provide proof of vaccination to the main office.

      • No limitation to school or social activities if ASYMPTOMATIC.

      • Recommend test in 3-5 days after exposure. (Binax available to staff, students, and immediate families.)

      • Strongly recommend wearing a mask in public indoor spaces for 14 days or until a negative test is obtained.

      • If symptomatic, follow full or modified quarantine.

      • IF POSITIVE, ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS FROM DATE OF TEST OR ONSET OF SYMPTOMS.

    • 90 Day Rule: (People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months and recovered)
      • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months and recovered do not have to quarantine or get tested again as long as they do not develop new symptoms. People who develop symptoms again within three months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms, according to the CDC.


    The best way NOT to be subjected to quarantine is to wear a mask or to be vaccinated for those students and staff who are 12 years or older.

K-12 Quarantine in Ohio

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Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings

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COVID-19 FAQs - Quarantine Guidelines

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Health Department Authority for Quarantine, Ohio Revised Code

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