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USD 207 COVID Guidelines

As of 4/8/2022

 

USD 207 Updated COVID Guidelines

 

 

Close Contact - Fully Vaccinated

 

Defined as:

  • Any student or staff member 18 + years of age is fully vaccinated 2 weeks after final dose in primary vaccination series.  A person is considered "boosted" and up to date right after getting their booster dose.
  • 5-17 years of age with the full series of primary doses over 2 weeks prior to an exposure
  • OR a verified COVID positive result within the last 90 Days

 

Guidelines -

Close Contact - Unvaccinated

 

Defined as:

  • Any student or staff member who has received no doses of vaccine;
  • Any student or staff that has received only partial doses of a vaccine series;
  • Any student or staff that has not received a booster over two weeks prior to exposure (if 18+);
  • OR any student or staff who has not had a COVID positive diagnosis within the last 90 days
 

Guidelines -

 

Symptomatic

  • No matter vaccination status, test and isolate at home pending result.
  • If negative, remain home until symptom free for 24 hours without the use of fever- reducing medication and asymptomatic.

 

Positive Test Result

  • No matter vaccination status, positive individuals should isolate at home for 5 days
  • May return to school or work on day 6 if fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever   -reducing medication and asymptomatic.

 

Additional Guidance for At-Home Positive Test Result

  • Individuals who take at-home COVID tests should still report positive results and contact the school nurse or USD 207 administration for further guidance.

 

Key Terms

 

Close Contact

  • (PreK – 9 Students) – Student who was less than 3 feet away from a positive  person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period
  • (Adult 18+) – Person less than 6 feet away from a positive person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period

 

Quarantine/Isolation Time Frame Definition

  • Day 0 – First day of symptoms or Positive COVID test collection, whichever was  first
  • Day 1 – First full day after symptoms or positive test collection, whichever was  first
  • Day 6 – First full day after completed 5-day isolation or quarantine
  • If a close contact is unable to isolate from the COVID positive person, Day 1 does not begin until after the COVID positive person’s full 5-day isolation is over

 

Rapid Antigen Test

 
 

Healthy School Environment:

  • Mask Wearing:
    • Masks are optional for all individuals while inside school buildings.
    • Masks must fully cover the nose and mouth.
      • Masks are optional for all individuals (regardless of proof of vaccination status) during outdoor activities when appropriate social distancing is maintained, unless otherwise determined by the superintendent and administrative team.  (Determinations for health and safety measures will continue to align with HPCON status levels for Fort Leavenworth as directed by the Commanding General.)
    • Cloth Masks: Cloth Masks can be made from a variety of fabrics and many types of cloth masks are available.
        • Wear cloth masks with
        • A proper fit over your nose and mouth to prevent leaks
        • Multiple layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric
        • Nose wire
        • Fabric that blocks light when held up to a bright light source

 

  • Do NOT wear cloth masks with
    • Gaps around the sides of the face or nose
    • Exhalation valves, vents, or other openings 
    • Single-layer fabric or those made of thin fabric that doesn’t block light
 
  • Disposable Masks 
    • Disposable face masks are widely available. They are sometimes referred to as surgical masks or medical procedure masks.
    • Wear disposable masks with
      • A proper fit over your nose and mouth to prevent leaks
      • Multiple layers of non-woven material
      • Nose wire
 
  • Do NOT wear disposable masks with
    • Gaps around the sides of the face or nose 
    • Wet or dirty material
 
  • Social Distancing:
    • Schools will maintain at least 3-foot physical distance between students within the classrooms.
 
  • Hand Hygiene:
    • Individuals are encouraged to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.  Hands should be washed or sanitized before and after using shared supplies, upon entering district schools and facilities, after restroom use, before and after lunch, and after outdoor activities or recess as applicable.
 
  • Cleaning and Sanitation:
    • In regularly occupied spaces, enhanced cleaning and maintenance protocols will continue. 
 
  • School Transportation
    • Masks are optional on district school busses and vehicles.
 
 
 
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