COVID-19 information and links

COVID-19 positives updates:

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COVID-19 symptoms (from CDC / ISDH):

Any student or staffer with a fever of 100 degrees F or higher is prohibited from coming to school, regardless of whether they exhibit any other symptoms. Any student or staffer exhibiting any other symptom(s) of COVID-19 that cannot otherwise be explained is prohibited from coming to school. The symptoms currently listed by the Indiana State Department of Health are:

  • fever of 100 degrees F or higher or chills
  • cough, particularly new onset / uncontrolled
  • new onset shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • muscle and body aches / fatigue
  • sore throat
  • headache, particularly new onset and severe
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

If a COVID-19 diagnosis is confirmed or suspected:

Students and staff will be excluded from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit one or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 based on CDC/ISDH guidelines that is not otherwise explained.

Once a student or employee is excluded from school, they may return only when they satisfy the recommendations of the CDC current guidelines (listed below). There will be a specific process for verifying that requirements are met.
 

UNTESTED (or tested negative with PCR test, not rapid test)          

Any student or staffer who is experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 may return if all of the following conditions are met:

  • No fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication
  • Other symptoms have improved
  • Not a close contact of a identified positive case
  • If untested: At least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms appeared or health care provider has cleared them by providing an alternate diagnosis (in writing) to return
     

TESTED POSITIVE-SYMPTOMATIC

Any student or staffer who is experiencing symptoms and has tested positive for COVID-19 may return to school if all of the following conditions are met:

  • No fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication
  • Other symptoms have improved.
  • At least 10 calendar days have passed since symptoms appeared
     

TESTED POSITIVE-ASYMPTOMATIC

Any student or staffer who is has not had symptoms but has tested positive for COVID-19 may return if:

  • At least 10 calendar days have passed since positive test 
     

QUARANTINE DUE TO EXPOSURE (NO SYMPTOMS)

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet or less for 15 minutes or more collectively throughout the day, within the 48 hours prior to the positive test or diagnosis. This also includes anyone who lives in the same home with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • If exposure happened on school property or at a school function:
    • If masks were in use by all, at all times, no quarantine is needed.
    • If masks were not in use at all times, regardless of social distancing, see below. 
       
  • Unvaccinated: Quarantine can end after day 10 without testing if there are no symptoms. (Extra careful symptom monitoring and mask use at all times must continue through day 14.)
     
  • Fully vaccinated: No quarantine if there are no symptoms. (Extra careful symptom monitoring and mask use at all times must continue through day 14.)

 


Testing information:

The following options for COVID-19 tests are available in Grant County, according to the Grant County Health Department:


Vaccine information:

All Hoosiers 16 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine! (Those 16 and 17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.)


Information links:

 


COVID positive updates (older):