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SUMMARY OF COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR NORTH SANPETE SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Every child, in-person learning, at school, every day”

 

  • COVID-19 vaccination – Vaccination is not a requirement to enroll in school or join an extracurricular team.  Parents should talk to their health care provider when making decisions about vaccinating eligible students (currently those 5 and older).

  • Face masks – Face masks are not mandatory in school based on HB 1007; this includes buses. The law outlines that a local school board or school “may not require an individual to wear a face covering to attend or participate in in-person instruction, district or school-sponsored athletics, extracurricular activity, or in any other place on the campus of a school or school facility. Families will need to make individual decisions about when and where to have students wear face masks.  Please know that most health officials encourage wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 testing – Testing will not be required in most circumstances, including for extracurricular activities.  According to state law, testing will only be required if a school has more than 30 positive COVID-19 cases.  If this happens, students must be tested to remain at the school for their learning and extracurricular activities – unless they have been immunized or have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the previous 90 days. 

  • Feel sick, stay home – Students who have COVID-like symptoms should stay home from school.  Having symptomatic individuals stay home will significantly reduce the possibility of having to implement “test-to-stay.”  Additionally, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted at school or any school activities during their isolation period.

  • Isolation for Positive Test Results – Staff and students that test positive for COVID-19 are required to:
    • Stay home for 5 days
      • If you have symptoms you should count the day your symptoms started as day 0
      • If you don't have symptoms you should count the day of your test as day 0
    • You can leave your house after 5 days if your symptoms have improved (fever-free for at least 24 hours and your symptoms have improved). You must stay home for at least 5 days.
    • You need to wear a mask around others for the 5 days after the time you were isolating in your home.
    • We recommend you get a COVID-19 test before returning to normal activities (work, school, etc.) to make sure you are no longer spreading the virus.
    • Isolation is required for all people who test positive for COVID-19 regardless of whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

  • Quarantine:  If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 – Quarantine decisions will be made by our local health department.  Schools will assist with tracing and parent notifications as needed. Students will receive a quarantine notice if they spent more than 15 minutes in the same indoor classroom as someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Central Utah Health Department recommendation for contact tracing is 48 hours prior to symptom onset. 
    • For people younger than 18 years: 
      • If you have gotten two doses of Pfizer or Moderna OR had a COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days
        • You don't need to quarantine at home. You can continue to go to school and participate in activities outside of your home.
        • You should wear a mask for 10 days after your exposure.
        • We recommend you get tested 5 days after you are exposed to make sure you are not positive and possibly spreading the virus to others.
      • If you have not gotten two doses of Pfizer or Moderna OR if you are unvaccinated OR you have not had a COVID infection in the past 90 days:
        • You should stay at home for 5 days from the day you were exposed to COVID-19.
        • You can leave your house after 5 days as long as you don't have any symptoms. You can return to school and participate in activities outside of  your house wearing a mask.
        • Wear a mask for 10 days after your exposure.
          • If you can't quarantine at home, you should wear a mask in public and around other people for the 10 days after your exposure.
          • Students who are unable to quarantine at home may attend school if they wear a mask for 10 days after their exposure.
        • We recommend you get tested 5 days after you are exposed to make sure you are not positive and possibly spreading the virus to others.
    • For people 18 years and older:
      • If you got a booster dose OR got a second dose of Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR got a second dose of Pfizer in the last 5 months OR got a J&J vaccine with the last 2 months OR had a COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days:
        • You don't need to quarantine at home. You can continue to go to school or work and participate in activities outside of your house.
        • You should wear a mask for 10 days after your exposure.
        • We recommend you get tested 5 days after you are exposed to make sure you are not positive and possibly spreading the virus to others.
      • If you have not gotten a booster dose OR got a Moderna vaccine more than 6 months ago OR got a Pfizer vaccine more than 5 months ago OR got a J&J vaccine more than 2 months ago OR if you are  unvaccinated OR you have not had a COVID infection in the past 90 days:
        • You should stay home for 5 days from the day you were exposed to COVID-19.
        • You can leave your house after 5 days as long as you don't have any symptoms. You can return to school or work and participate in activities outside of your house wearing a mask.
        • Wear a mask for 10 days after your exposure.
          • If you can't quarantine at home, you should wear a mask in public and around other people for the 10 days after your exposure.
        • We recommend you get tested 5 days after you are exposed to make sure you are not positive and possibly spreading the virus to others.

  • Remote Learning – Students who are exposed to COVID-19 and choose to remain at home during their quarantine period will be moved to “Remote Learning,” under the direction of their regular classroom teacher(s), for up to 10 days.  Students who test positive for COVID-19 will also be moved to “Remote Learning” for the duration of their quarantine.

  • Sanitation and hygiene – Schools will continue to implement best practices with cleaning, physical distancing, assigned seating, and other actions designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

  • Group Gatherings - Currently there is no government restriction in Utah on assembling groups. Therefore, “at this time” there is not an expectation for restrictions on school dances, assemblies, and other gatherings at school.

  • COVID-19 Case Counts – North Sanpete School District will post COVID-19 case count numbers on our website each week so that parents have information for their child’s school. (COVID-19 Dashboard)

  • Be SMART

Stay home when sick or when waiting for COVID-19 test results

Masks are a personal choice, but may prevent sickness and quarantine

Advocate for distancing when possible

Remember good hygiene and sanitation

Talk to your health care provider about vaccinating eligible students

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