Re-entry Quarantine Protocol Change 8-13-2021

The Indiana State Board of Health has recently revised mandatory COVID control measures.  

All individuals are encouraged to wear masks while indoors and on school property. Masks remain mandatory on buses.  Based upon additional guidance from the Indiana State Board of Health (ISBOH) released on August 12, 2021,  and consistent with the ISBOH’s mandatory Control Measures for COVID-19, effective August 13, 2021, a student or staff member who has been fully vaccinated and is asymptomatic will not be required to quarantine if the student or staff member is in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19. However, it is recommended that the vaccinated student or staff member monitor for COVID related symptoms, be tested for COVID-19, and for a period of fourteen (14) days following the last date of close contact, wear a mask at all times except while eating, drinking or actively participating in an activity that makes wearing a mask impractical such as band, choir or physical activity. 

An unvaccinated student or staff member, who is in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19, must quarantine for a period of ten (10) days after the last date of close contact if asymptomatic, provided that enhanced precautions will be required until fourteen (14) days after the last date of close contact.

An individual will not be considered in “close contact” with a person who tests positive for COVID-19, if both the COVID positive person and the individual were within three (3) feet of each other, and both wore well-fitting masks during the entire period of exposure.