Isolation & Quarantine

Isolation Vs Quarantine 

Isolation = Sick: Isolation involves the separation of infected and sick individuals from healthy individuals. Anyone who has COVID-19 needs to self-isolate (stay at home) until:

  1. At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared (or from positive test date if asymptomatic) AND
  2. At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND
  3. Symptoms have improved

Quarantine = Question: Quarantine involves the separation of well individuals who have been exposed to someone who is either infected with COVID-19 or a probable case. Anyone who has been exposed needs to self-quarantine (stay at home except for essential functions) for 14 days from their last contact with the infected person.

What happens if we have one student/faculty test positive in the school? 

  • The school will communicate immediately with all the community.
  • Student stays home until released from isolation (usually 10 days after symptom onset, 24+ hours fever-free, and improving symptoms)
  • Class/cohort stays home for a 14-day quarantine dating from the last day that the child with confirmed COVID-19 attended class
  • Entire class/cohort will work remotely for the 14-day period

What happens if we have one student/faculty have COVID-19 symptoms in the school? 

  • The school will communicate immediately with all the community.
  • The student, teacher, or staff should only return to school after following the Return to School to determine how long a person needs to stay home after staying home or going home sick.
  • Class/cohort may be asked to stay home to quarantine (and attend remotely) until results are back for the suspected case, depending on the person’s symptoms.

What happens when a student, parent or staff member has been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19? 

  • Notify Hillside immediately
  • Quarantine for 14 days
  • Monitor for symptoms
  • Keep Hillside updated on test results so we can make appropriate decisions to help protect our community