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COVID-19 Protocols


KCSD continues to monitor student and staff absentee rates and parent reports of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses to help identify and manage potential outbreaks.

We are following SCDHEC Exclusion Guidelines for COVID-19 and all other respiratory illnesses. ( School Exclusion | SCDHEC )  Our school nurses are tracking illnesses that require exclusion, and will report outbreaks to our local epidemiology team.  You will be notified if your child is in a classroom where an outbreak has been identified, and further instructions will be given.

If a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19:

  • Isolate at home for 5 days from the date of test or onset of symptoms. 
  • Masks are highly recommended upon returning to school on days 6 - 10.
  • Notify your school nurse

Students and staff with a positive COVID-19 test should stay home until:

  • No fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication AND 
  • Symptoms are improving AND 
  • At least 5 days have passed since symptoms first occurred. 

If you are a close contact to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, you will continue to attend school and work, and monitor for signs and symptoms of illness. 

Students & Employees Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Case

  • Report a positive COVID-19 case -
    The information contained in these forms is confidential and will be directed to your school nurse. 

Please contact your child’s school nurse if you need an at-home COVID-19 testing kit or have any questions about exclusion guidelines or respiratory illnesses.

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