More information on when isolation can end
(Spanish) As part of MSD’s ongoing mitigation efforts to keep our schools operating in-person, below are some clarifications to recent updates based on revisions by ODE/OHA.
What “Up To Date On Vaccinations” means (more details from the CDC)
Within the K-12 setting, those who are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations include:
- Individuals 18 or older (including students) who have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
- Youth 5-17 years who have completed the two-shot series of COVID-19 vaccines
Isolation and onset of symptoms
Students and staff who have presumed or confirmed COVID-19, or are showing symptoms of COVID-19, should isolate regardless of vaccination status.
Individuals can end isolation after 5 full days since symptom onset or positive test if they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication AND their other symptoms have improved.
- Day 0 is the day symptoms began or the day the person took a test that had a positive result. Day 1 is the day after symptoms begin or, if a person does not have symptoms, the day after the person tested positive (use the date the test was collected).
- If they continue to have fever or their other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, they should stay in isolation until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their other symptoms have improved.
- Individuals should continue to wear a well-fitting mask (e.g., KN95) around others at home and in public places for 5 additional days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of their 5-day isolation.
The district’s goal is to keep our schools open for in-person learning and our extracurricular activities and athletics going. Thank you for working with us to make that happen