Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

  • Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2022

    ISOLATE if You Test Positive for COVID-19:

    Everyone, Regardless of Vaccination Status:

    • Stay home for 5 days.
    • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can return to KCSD.
    • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    • If you have a fever, stay home until your fever resolves.


    QUARANTINE if You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19:

    • Quarantine can end after Day 5 if you have had no symptoms.
      A viral COVID-19 test no sooner than day 5 is recommended and should be performed if available.
    • Continue to wear a mask around others through Day 10.
    • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

    If you live with someone who has COVID-19 and must quarantine for 5 days:

    • Begin quarantine when the infected person has completed their 5-day isolation and has no symptoms.
    • A viral COVID-19 test no sooner than day 5 is recommended and should be performed if available.
    • Continue to wear a mask around others through Day 10.
    • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

    Exceptions:

    • Individuals who are fully vaccinated (5-17 years) or maximally vaccinated (18 & up) are exempt from quarantine if they provide vaccination information.  These individuals should:
      • Wear a mask around others for 10 days
      • Test on day 5 if possible
      • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

    • Individuals who have tested positive in the previous 90 days are exempt from quarantine.
    • During current crisis staffing conditions (when a school is unable to maintain operations due to staffing shortages and would need to otherwise close), unvaccinated staff members are allowed to work during quarantine, if they are asymptomatic and wear a well-fitting mask through day 10. A viral COVID-19 test no sooner than day 5 is recommended and should be performed if available.  If a staff member develops symptoms at any time, he/she should get tested and isolate until he/she knows the results.


    Definitions:

    • Fully vaccinated - At least two weeks have passed since completing the primary series (2 shots for Pfizer or Moderna or 1 shot for Johnson & Johnson) of COVID-19 vaccinations for their age groups.
    • Maximally vaccinated - At least two weeks have passed since completing the primary series (2 shots for Pfizer or Moderna or 1 shot for Johnson & Johnson) of COVID-19 PLUS the booster vaccine for their age groups.

At-Home Testing Guidance

At-Home Testing Guidance