Quarantine Guidelines Update Jan 2021
Recently, the Ohio Department of Health revised the guidelines for quarantining individuals in K-12 school settings. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health provided the following directions based on those guidelines:
If students/staff are 0 to 3 feet in distance, REGARDLESS of wearing masks, these people still need to quarantine IF exposed to a positive case.
If students/ staff are 3 to 6 feet in distance, AND ARE WEARING MASKS THE ENTIRE TIME, they NO longer need to quarantine IF exposed to a positive case.
If students/ staff are 6 feet apart or more, no need to quarantine.
These exceptions do not apply to lunch or extracurricular activities where masks are not worn or social distancing is not possible. At this time, 14 days are required for quarantine in these cases.
We are still required to do contact tracing on positive cases and it will be done based on the guidance above