Routine Infectious Disease Response and COVID-19 Guidance

Staying Home When Sick

People who have symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home. Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin.

CDC guidance still stands for people who test positive for COVID-19.

  • Continue Isolation at least 5 days followed by masking days 6-10
  • Individuals living with a COVID-19 positive person no longer have to quarantine if they remain symptom free and mask for 10 days
  • Report illness and positive cases to the school health office


There are some instances in which students or staff may be asked to wear a mask:

  • Positive individuals returning on day six.
  • Symptomatic individuals who are sent to the health office.
  • On-going exposure with household contacts.
  • In the event of outbreaks or clusters of COVID cases.

Mask use is an essential component of CDC guidance that pairs shorter isolation durations (days 0-5) with mask use (days 6-10). If staff or students are unable to wear a mask on days 6-10 following isolation, then isolation should continue for a full 10 days.