Burton School District will continue to implement any and all measures recommended by public health leaders and state officials to protect the health and safety needs of our students, our staff, and our families during this pandemic.
How to Protect Yourself & Others
Know how it spreads. Coronavirus spreads mainly from person to person.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
WEAR YOUR MASK
Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don't live in your household. The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Avoid contact with people who are sick. Stay 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don't live in your household. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
WEAR YOUR MASK
What's the difference between isolation and quarantine?
Isolation keeps someone who tested positive for Covid-19 away from others, even in the same home for 10 days. Isolation is one of the most important things you can do as soon as you have any symptoms.
Quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has Covid-19 away from others.
What is considered a close contact?
You are a close contact of a Covid-19 positive individual if, from 48 hours before their symptoms began, the person with Covid-19:
- Lived in your home or stayed overnight with you
- Took care of you or you took care of them
- Stayed within 6 feet of you for a cumulative of 15 minutes or longer within a 24 hour period
- Exposed you to their cough and/or sneeze
How will I be notified if my student is identified as a potential close contact?
What if I choose not to get a Covid test for my child?
What is contact tracing?
What if my child has a friend of a friend who tested positive for Covid?
Contacts of contacts do not need to quarantine.
In this situation, your child will not need to quarantine unless that person they were around begins to develop symptoms within 48 hours of the last time your child was with them.
For example: My husband was around a friend who tested positive. My husband now needs to quarantine for 14 days but my children and I do not unless my husband begins to develop symptoms.
Please note that this information may change as government and public health guidelines are updated. This information is updated as of 12/1/2020.