COVID-19 Information and Resources at the Clinton School
This page contains guidance related to COVID-19 protocols for the Clinton School campus. Currently, building rules require students to wear masks inside of Sturgis Hall, the school’s primary classroom space. Students are recommended to wear high-filtration masks or N95/KN95 masks. The mask should cover the mouth and the nose as recommended by the CDC.
Students should not attend class if they are experiencing symptoms that include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, among others.
All class sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be available to students who have missed class due to illness.
Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 or identified as a close contact should follow CDC guidance for isolation and quarantine.
Isolation Protocols for COVID-19 Cases
• Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 must be isolated for a minimum of 5 days. • Isolation can end at that time for those who are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and their symptoms are improving.
• For those who test positive and do not have symptoms, isolation can end after 5 days.
• All individuals who test positive, regardless of whether they have been symptomatic, must wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days when they are around others.
• Avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.
Quarantine Protocols for Close Contacts
• If you are exposed to COVID-19, you should begin wearing a mask around others immediately. Continue wearing the mask for 10 full days following exposure.
• On day 5 following COVID-19 exposure, individuals who are a close contact for COVID-19 should get tested, even if you do not develop symptoms.
• If you test negative, you should continue wearing a well-fitting mask around others until 10 days after your close contact.
• If you test positive, you should isolate for at least 5 days from the date of your positive test (if you do not have symptoms). If you do develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days from the date your symptoms began (the date the symptoms started is day 0).
• Regardless of the test result, individuals should continue to watch for symptoms until 10 days after the exposure.
Nikolai DiPippa serves as the school’s coordinator for coronavirus and COVID-19 questions and information. Students should email firstname.lastname@example.org questions about contact tracing and testing.
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