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JANUARY 2021

Welcome Back Crusaders,

I hope that all of you found some time to enjoy family, relax, and re-energize during this long break from school. I’m looking forward to seeing our classrooms alive and bustling with new learning on January 4th.

 

I just want to remind you all the protocols:

 

Students/staff who travel out of state:

Students/staff who travel out of state must quarantine upon returning for 7* - 10 days before returning to school.

*If a student/staff is symptom-free and has a negative test result within 48 hours prior to returning he/she may return to school on day 8.

Positive Covid-19 Result:

Students/staff who contract coronavirus must quarantine for 10 full days from onset of symptoms, or if asymptomatic, from the date of test sample collection. Symptoms must be improved without medications before returning to school. A negative test is not required for return to school.

Potential Exposure to Covid-19:

Students/staff who have had close contact (no mask, less than 6 ft. interaction for 15 minutes) with a confirmed case of coronavirus must quarantine for 7*-10 full days from last potential exposure. *If a student/staff receives a negative test result within 48 hours prior to returning to school and has no symptoms, he or she may return on day 8.

If a student/staff shares a household with anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus he/she must quarantine for 17* - 20 days. This extended quarantine is necessary due to the 10-day incubation period, and the prevalence of asymptomatic and false-negative cases. Again, if a student/staff is symptom-free and has a negative test result within 48 hours prior to returning, the quarantine can be reduced to 17 days.

Presentation of Class A Symptoms and No Known Exposure:

Fever

Cough

Loss of taste and/or smell

Shortness of breath

Students/staff who present with any of these symptoms must get a Covid test or quarantine for 10 full days. To return to school, student/staff’s symptoms must be resolved without medication. 

 

Presentation of Class B Symptoms and No Known Exposure:

Fatigue

Headache

Body aches

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Intestinal issues (diarrhea or nausea

Students/staff who present with any of these symptoms for more than 24 hours must quarantine until symptoms resolve without use of medications and have a negative test or alternative diagnosis made.

Covid Testing:

The most recent recommendation for the ideal Covid testing period is 5 days after a suspected exposure or onset of symptoms. It is important in both of these situations that people quarantine immediately when it is suspected that someone has been exposed or contracted the virus, and to remain in quarantine until results are reported.

 

Christ the King has managed to avoid any Covid-19 outbreaks within the school since reopening for in-person instruction in September. This is the result of your diligence in following the recommended guidelines. I am so very thankful for your partnership in this effort. Please remind your children of the importance to practice social distancing, mask wearing, and frequent hand washing, and remember to complete the daily health screening before dropping your children off for school.