COVID-19 Protocols 2022-23

  • As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, KCSD will be monitoring student and staff absentee rates and parent reports of COVID-19 to help identify and manage potential outbreaks.

    Please contact your child’s school nurse if you need an at-home COVID-19 testing kit.

Identification of Cases and Close Contacts

  • covid19Positive cases of COVID-19 will be isolated and should stay home until they meet the following criteria:

    • No fever for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication


    • improvement of symptoms


    • at least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

    You may return on day 6, but should wear a mask through day 10.


    During an outbreak ONLY (20% of a group, class, cohort):

    • Close contacts will be identified.
    • During an outbreak, quarantine is required for close contacts EXCEPT:
      • People who have tested positive (PCR or antigen test) for COVID-19 within the past 90 days and recovered AND do not have symptoms
      • Individuals who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccination AND do not have symptoms
    • Close contacts should wear a mask for 10 days unless eating or drinking or more than six feet from anyone else when outdoors
    • Close contacts may return from quarantine once five days have passed since their last exposure, AND:
      • No symptoms are present
      • Five days have passed since last exposure (Last day of exposure is day 0, must quarantine days 1-5)
      • You may return on day 6, but should wear a mask through day 10.

     Recommendations for prevention:

    • Good hygiene etiquette:
      • Handwashing 
      • Students and staff should cover their nose and mouth with a tissue or their upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing

DHEC Resources