Covid-19 Updates for the 2022/23 School Year
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If your student has has a symptom or symptoms of COVID-19:
- Keep your student home from school
- Notify your teacher and attendance line: email@example.com
- Isolate at home and test for Covid-19 – Home Rapid Antigen Tests are available in the office. At this time we are not administering tests at school.
Guidance can be found here:
SPS COVID Updates:
Isolation and Return to School Guidance
Any student or staff that tests positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate at home for 5 full days regardless of vaccination status.
Individuals may return after 5 full days have passed since symptoms appeared if:
- No fever within the past 24 hours (without medication) AND
- Symptoms have significantly improved
Individuals that never developed symptoms may return after 5 full days of isolation.
Day 0 is the first day of symptoms. For individuals without symptoms, day 0 is the day of the positive test. A positive test begins the isolation period, repeating the test does not change the requirement to isolate for 5 full days. Individuals who test positive towards the end of the full 5 days of isolation, and/or on days 6-10, are required to complete the 10 full days of isolation. Testing after day 10 is not recommended.
Students and staff returning from 5 days of isolation should wear a well-fitted mask when around others days 6-10. If unable to wear a well-fitted mask, individuals should consider completing a full 10-day isolation at home.
Students and staff are also encouraged to test before returning. Individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 within the past 90 days should use an antigen test, as PCR tests may remain persistently positive even if there is no new or active infection.