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Does your student have any of the following symptoms that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
If you answer “Yes” to any of the screening questions, you are advised to go home/stay home, stay away from other people, and contact your health care provider.
Minnesota Department of Health, 5/20/20
Please DO NOT disguise symptoms with medication. It puts everyone as risk.
Please contact our front office immediately. We will need the following (as applicable):
Your student will be required to quarantine for 10-14 days depending on test results (7 days allowed in certain circumstances, see below). We will make every effort to find a make-up class for your student.
Close Contact / Known Exposure
In general, close contact / known exposure means being within about 6 feet of a person who has COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more throughout the course of a day (24 hours)
2 days prior to symptoms through 10 days after start of symptoms
(This is why a positive test result requires 10 days of quarantine)
Oct 20, 2020 www.who.int
14 days | Median Time is 4-5 days | Most will develop symptoms by day 11.5
Best time to test: Days 5-6 after exposure
(This is why exposed people are required to quarantine for 14 days)
Nov 3, 2020 www.cdc.gov
90 days, for anyone who has had COVID-19 or received full doses of vaccination. This is an ongoing study.
Nov 3, 2020 & Feb 10, 2021 www.cdc.gov
(CNN 2/10/2021) People who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus -- right now that means with two doses of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine -- can skip quarantine if they are exposed to someone infected with the virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
That doesn't mean they should stop taking precautions, the CDC noted in updated guidance. It's just not necessary for them to quarantine.
"Fully vaccinated persons who meet criteria will no longer be required to quarantine following an exposure to someone with COVID-19," the CDC said in updates to its web page with guidance on vaccination.
"Vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria," the CDC added.
The criteria: They must be fully vaccinated -- having had both shots with at least two weeks having passed since the second shot. That's because it takes two weeks to build full immunity after the second dose of vaccine.
But the CDC says it's not known how long protection lasts, so people who had their last shot three months ago or more should still quarantine if they are exposed. They also should quarantine if they show symptoms, the CDC said.
This recommendation to waive quarantine for people with vaccine-derived immunity aligns with quarantine recommendations for those with natural immunity, which eases implementation," the CDC said. The agency will update guidance as more is learned.
Source: 2/10/21, CNN