COVID Protocol Update, LCCS August 11, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance on how people can protect themselves and others from COVID-19, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if you have symptoms or test positive with the virus. As a result, ODH is updating its guidance for Ohio K-12 schools and recommending the CDC’s general guidance to best protect Ohio’s students in the school setting.
ODH recommends schools follow general isolation procedures from the CDC for confirmed cases.
If students or staff feel sick or suspect they might have COVID-19, they should stay home and take a rapid test.
If positive, students and staff should stay home from school for at least 5 days and longer if necessary until fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving.
Additionally, for a confirmed case of COVID-19, students and staff should continue to take precautions as they resume normal activities after isolation ends by wearing a mask for 5 days, OR until two rapid tests 48 hours apart after isolation show negative results on both tests.
Lake Center will continue to also work closely with local health departments to monitor community spread and make decisions about the best measures to protect students and staff based on what is happening in our community.