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COVID UPDATE: Confirmed cases no longer required to isolate for five days

CDC logoOn March 1, the CDC changed its COVID guidance, advising that COVID should now be treated the same as other respiratory viruses like a cold or the flu. 

This means five days of isolation is no longer required for students and staff with confirmed cases of COVID. Instead, they can now return to school or work when the following respiratory symptoms are mild and improving and they have been fever-free for 24 hours:

  • Fever of 100.4 F or greater or chills
  • Cough, if new
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue from unknown cause
  • Muscle or body aches from unknown cause
  • Headache (new and either moderate or severe)
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Parents who have any questions about their child's safe return to school should contact their school’s health office.