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Tuesday, August 17, 2021: COVID POLICY UPDATE
Greetings, Herron Prep Families!
As mentioned in previous emails, we have continued to monitor our COVID protocols regarding the safety of our students. Upon further discussion with medical professionals and with supporting guidance from the CDC, we will be implementing the following changes to our protocols effective immediately.
COVID-19 Quarantine Length Update
In accordance with Marion County Public Health Department guidelines, starting Tuesday, August 17, and going forward, all individuals who are not fully vaccinated and who are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case will quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure. This is an adjustment from our initial timeline of 10 days. Individuals who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks past the last required shot) will not need to quarantine but are asked to proactively obtain a COVID-19 test on days 3-5 past exposure.
COVID-19 Testing Update
If a student demonstrates symptoms of COVID-19, a negative COVID-19 test and resolved symptoms will be required before returning to school. Only full PCR test results will be accepted. Rapid and antigen tests will not be accepted to allow a student to return. This is a change from previous practices.
Full guidelines from the Marion County Public Health Department can be viewed here: https://tinyurl.com/MCPHDFall21-22Guidance.
Thank you for working with us as we do our best to create and maintain the safest learning environments possible for your students.
To report a student experiencing COVID-like symptoms, please email email@example.com. Any additional questions can be sent directly to Head of School, Dr. Holden-Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation.
Head of School
● Mondays-Fridays, 8:00 AM – 3:10 PM
● Fever or chills
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Muscle or body aches
● New loss of taste or smell
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● Nausea or vomiting
– Provide proof of alternate diagnosis from a medical provider and symptom-free
– Provide proof of negative COVID-19 test and be symptom-free
– If not pursuing alternate diagnosis or COVID-19 testing, 10 days of isolation and symptoms resolved with fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication.