Returning to School After COVID-19 Symptoms

Returning to School After COVID-19 Symptoms
Returning to School After COVID

1. PCR/NAAT test - if negative, your student may return as soon as symptoms have improved and they have no fever for 24 hours.

Helpful Tip: Please send a copy of the test results with the student to school.  It can be a clear picture on a cell phone (must be able to read the words) or a paper copy of the results. 

If you email test results to the Health Office personnel, your student's return to class might be delayed until the results can be retrieved.  Personnel on are on site on different days of the week.  The student must go to the Health Office before school to be cleared in order to return to class. 

 2. Rapid antigen test after symptom onset and again at least 12 hours after the first test - if both results are negative, your student may return as soon as symptoms have improved and they have no fever for 24 hours. 

Helpful Tip: Take a picture of test results with students name, date, and time on a piece of paper of test for both rapid tests that are 12 hours apart.  Student can bring in pictures on their cell phone to show the Health Office before school in order to be cleared and released to class.

If you email test results to the Health Office personnel, your student's return to class might be delayed until the results can be retrieved.  Personnel on are on site on different days of the week.

 3. If student is unable to be tested within 4 days of onset of symptoms, please test on day 5 after symptom onset via antigen test.  If they test result is negative, they may return if symptoms are resolving, and they have had no fever for 24 hours.  It is recommended that students wear a mask through day 10 at all times when around others.

 4. If you are unable to get your student tested, the student will be able to return on day 11 after symptom onset without restriction.  

 For more details, read Appropriate Test Types: Test Types by Situation.

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