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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:

Picture of Patriot Nation Facemask and title Mask Policy Update
  • The CDS face mask policy has been revised effective January 31, 2022.  We will continuously review community numbers and adjust as needed. 
    Effective Monday, January 31:  
    • The school administration strongly recommends the wearing of properly fitting face masks for all individuals (faculty/staff, students in grades 1 through 12, and visitors.
    • At the ECC, we strongly encourage students in PreK-3 and above to wear masks. Community rates are still high and many in this division are ineligible for vaccination. However, parents at the ECC can choose whether to have their child wear a mask or not.  
    • Parents can contact classroom teachers or administrators if they would like their children to be reminded to continue wearing a face mask indoors.

January 31 COVID-19 Update

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

  • Quarantine for five (5) days and monitor for symptoms
    • If no symptoms develop, may return to school on day 6
    • If symptoms develop, begin isolation and follow up with physician
  • Fully vaccinated in the past 6 months or boosted individuals do not need to quarantine
    • If possible, test on day 5
    • If symptoms develop, begin isolation and follow up with physician
  • Complete the Covid Reporting Form
  • All persons returning to school after quarantine are expected to wear a properly fitting face mask for the remainder of 10 days from date of positive diagnosis or household exposure.

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

  1. All exposures are reported by division daily on the COVID-19 Tracker on this page and weekly in Thursday Folder.
  2. Your child will not be required to quarantine. 
  3. Maintain physical distance from others.
  4. 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:

This policy was updated January 26, 2022.

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:

  • Note: All persons returning to school after quarantine are expected to wear a properly fitting face mask for the remainder of 10 days from date of positive diagnosis or household exposure.

Person A: Positive with Symptoms

  • Isolate for five (5) days or until symptoms improve
  • Must be fever-free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication before returning to school
  • Complete the Covid Reporting Form

Person A: Positive Asymptomatic

  • Isolate for five (5) days
    • If no symptoms develop, may return to school on day 6
    • If symptoms develop, follow up with physician and stay home until symptoms resolve
  • Complete the Covid Reporting Form

Person B: Exposure / Living with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19

  • Quarantine for five (5) days and monitor for symptoms
    • If no symptoms develop, may return to school on day 6
    • If symptoms develop, begin isolation and follow up with physician
  • Fully vaccinated in the past 6 months or boosted individuals do not need to quarantine
    • If possible, test on day 5
    • If symptoms develop, begin isolation and follow up with physician
  • Complete the Covid Reporting Form

Covid 19 Quarantine & isolcation guidelines

Definitions

  • Person A: An individual who has a positive diagnosis for COVID-19
  • Person B: An individual who lives with someone who has COVID
  • Fully Vaccinated:  An individual who has received 2nd dose of Pfizer less than 5 months ago, 2nd dose of Moderna within the past 6 months, or J&J vaccination less than two months ago
  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
  • Counting days for Isolation and Quarantine: The count begins with "Day 0" - the day an individual tested positive, or symptoms began. If an individual must isolate or quarantine for five (5) days, the earliest date of return is the sixth day following the date individual tested positive. If symptoms continue past Day 5, quarantine must be extended until symptoms are resolved and individual is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.