Contact tracing protocols are in place at both campuses. Positive cases and potential exposures will be carefully analyzed on a case-by-case basis and contact tracing will proceed immediately. Close contacts will be notified by the school nurses, and instructions to quarantine/isolate will be issued.
A specifically designed remote learning plan will be activated for students who test positive or are a close contact. That remote learning plan will end with their quarantine period.
Atlanta Public Schools’ quarantine protocols are included below:
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What Counts as Close Contact?
- You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
- You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
- You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
- You shared eating or drinking utensils
- They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
How Long does the Quarantine Last?
- In collaboration with Fulton County Board of Health, Health Services will advice on how long quarantines should last, based on local conditions and needs.
- School Nurses will address individual student and staff exposure cases. Whole class and whole school exposures will be addressed by the Health Services Director.
- Students/Staff may return from quarantine:
- After day 10 without testing
- After day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)
- After stopping quarantine, individuals should contine to watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure
Source: CDC, 2021