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Covid-19 Information Hub

 


This COVID-19 Information Hub is a central destination for the Patriot Nation to find policies and plans that are in place and other resources to keep our school community healthy and safe in response to COVID-19.  
 

 

Current Face Mask Policy:

  • Effective October 18, in response to falling cases in our community, the CDS face mask policy has been revised.  The school administration strongly supports the continuation of masks for all unvaccinated individuals. Should community conditions worsen or we begin to experience an upsurge in cases on campus, we will return to a mask-required environment.
    • Face masks are optional for all fully vaccinated individuals.
      • Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.
    • Face masks are required for all unvaccinated or unreported faculty and staff.
    • Face masks are strongly recommended for all unvaccinated students and visitors.
    • As vaccination is not yet available to students under 12, to protect the health of our most vulnerable population, masks are strongly recommended for all Lower School students.
      • Lower School parents are allowed to opt out of having their child wear a mask.  An opt out form is required (The deadline for submitting the opt out form is 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 17.)
  • Some individuals who are vaccinated will still choose to wear a mask, so assumptions should not be made about anyone wearing a mask. 
  • In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. CDC recommends that people who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people.  Students and faculty attending the outdoor Elementary Morning Openings will be strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.

More information about LS Face Mask Policy      More information about MS & US Face Mask Policy

What to do if your child or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19:

  1. Everyone in your household should quarantine. (See Quarantine Policy, below)
  2. If your child or anyone else in your household tests positive for COVID-19, notify the School Nurse and your child's Division Head:

What to do if your child is exposed at school to an individual who tests positive for COVID-19:

  1. School will send an email notification to parents about the exposure.
  2. Your child will not be required to quarantine. 
  3. Although masks are now optional, in an effort help mitigate the chance of community spread, MS and US students will be asked to wear a face mask (regardless of vaccination status) for five days following the exposure.
    • If there is a reported case in an ECC or elementary classroom, masks will be required for 5 days after potential exposure for everyone in the individual classroom (regardless of opt out status) to help mitigate the chance of community spread.  
  4. Maintain physical distance from others.
  5. Monitor for symptoms of the Coronavirus for 14 days following exposure.

Sick Day Policy:

  • The purpose of this policy is to outline Carrollwood Day School’s safe return to campus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines have been prepared by the Carrollwood Day School Leadership Team, who have carefully considered the best practice standards in addressing and promoting the safety, health, and welfare of our community. These procedures have been thoughtfully developed with local, state, and national guidance to ensure the best standard of care.

Sick Day Policy

Current Quarantine Policy:

Current CDS quarantine requirements for students/faculty/staff who test positive for COVID-19 or live in a household with someone who tests positive are as follows:

  • People who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months or who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19.  (Proof of a positive test result or vaccination record must be provided to the school nurse.)
    • Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.
  • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing provided no symptoms have appeared during daily monitoring. 
  • Quarantine can end after Day 7 with official proof of a negative test performed on Day 5, provided no symptoms have appeared during daily monitoring.
  • Continued symptom monitoring must continue through Day 14.

Covid 19 Illness and Quarantine Policy