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    Updated January 2022

    New Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

    The CDC announced new guidance for how long to isolate or quarantine if a person tests positive or is exposed to COVID-19. 

    If a student tests positive for COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status.

    • The student stays home for 5 days, minimum.
    • If the student has no symptoms or symptoms are resolving after 5 days, they can return to school, continuing to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
    • If the student develops symptoms within the 5 days, test.
    • If the student has a fever, they continue to stay home until the fever resolves.

    🔗Who needs to Quarantine?

    🔗Vaccines for children and teens website 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine down to age 5 years. We want to encourage parents and guardians to prepare for the vaccine for children by talking to their child’s health care provider, learning the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, and scheduling an appointment ahead of time. 

    Mask Requirements in WPS

    All students, staff and teachers are required to wear masks when indoors. The district has masks available for those who need them.

    Per Federal Government Regulations, masks will be required at all times on school busses. It will be important for everyone to be vigilant about their health and possible symptoms. Anyone who is sick should stay home and if they have COVID-19-like symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they should get tested.

    The health and safety of the community is our highest priority and we believe these important steps will help us achieve that goal. These guidelines will help us maintain uninterrupted in-person learning opportunities for our students, which we know is critically important.

    Find out where you can get vaccinated.

    Anyone age 5 years and older can get vaccinated. All COVID-19 vaccines are free. Insurance or identification are not needed. You can walk in or make an appointment at most places.

    If you are looking for a specific vaccine product, you can sort by product at Vaccines.gov or text your zip code to 438829. Find additional locations on the state’s webpage.

    Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot? Find out here.