PLC Health Update

January 19, 2022

Communication for any COVID-19 Situation

Contact the school nurse if your child is Covid-19 +, has Covid-like symptoms or has had exposure to Covid-19. If Anyone in your household is Covid+ or is waiting for results from a Covid test, please contact the school nurse. Nurse Bradley can be reached at (856) 378-5020 X-305 or Linda.bradley@pinelandschool.org.

PLC Quarantine and Isolation Protocol

Updates Effective Tuesday, January 18


ISOLATE - IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 - Return date will be determined by the school nurse.


SYMPTOMATIC


If you're COVID Positive and Symptomatic


Exclusion from school for at least 5 full days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms).


  1. If symptoms resolve (fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine and symptoms are improving), isolation ends after five full days (return on day 6).
  2. If symptoms persist (fever or other symptoms have not improved), school exclusion continues until fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, and other symptoms have improved.
  3. Neither a negative test nor medical note is required for a return.




ASYMPTOMATIC


If you're COVID Positive and Asymptomatic


Exclusion from school for at least 5 full days (day 0 is the day the test was administered).


  1. If no symptoms develop, isolation can end after 5 full days (return on day 6).
  2. If symptoms develop within one week of the positive test, the 5-day isolation period starts over with day 0 being the first day of symptoms.
  • If symptoms resolve (fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and symptoms are improving), isolation ends after 5 full days (returns on day 6).
  • If symptoms persist, school exclusion continues until fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication or if other symptoms have not improved.




Additional Precautions for Those Returning from COVID+


  • Continue to wear a well-fitting mask at all times through day 10 including outdoors
  • Continue to social distance

Quarantine - If You Are A Close Contact

Who DOES NOT have to Quarantine?


  1. Adults who have completed the primary series of COVID vaccines AND have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters.
  2. Children ages 5-17 who have completed their primary series of COVID vaccines (2-weeks post second shot).
  3. Persons who had a lab confirmed COVID case within the last 90 days of a positive test.



Who DOES NEED to Quarantine?


  1. Adults who completed a primary series of COVID vaccines but did NOT receive a recommended booster shot when eligible.
  2. Adults who have not completed their primary series of COVID vaccines.
  3. Eligible children who have not completed their primary series of COVID vaccines.

During Quarantine

Excluded from school for at least 5 days (day 0 through day 5) after the last close contact with a person who has COVID-19. The date of the exposure is considered day 0.


Individuals must test no earlier than day five after the last contact. The test can be PRC or Rapid and must be provided to the school nurse.


  • If the test is positive, follow isolation recommendations
  • If the test is negative, you can return on day 6 (no medical note needed).

Household Close Contact

If your child lives with someone that has COVID-19 and is unable to quarantine from the positive case, they will need to be excluded from in-person learning.

  • The exclusion time frame will vary depending on the situation.
  • Your child should test 5 days after the positive case received their test results.
  • If your child tests positive or develops symptoms while quarantining they will be excluded for at least 5 days and will need to contact the school nurse for further guidance.