Information for Parents and the Community regarding COVID-19 in the Wyoming Valley West School District
Rapid Test Consent (Return completed forms to the Nurse's Office).
If someone is Positive
You are immediately required to isolate for 10 days beginning the day of the onset of symptoms OR the day of your COVID-19 test. (No one should be physically present if they are symptomatic) *The District uses the day of test for the start of isolation/quarantine.
If, on day 10 of a positive result, you are no longer symptomatic, and you have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication, you are cleared to return to work the following day, or day 11.
With the assistance of the Department of Health, the person who tests positive will be required to do a 48 hour look back (from onset or symptoms or COVID-19 test date) to determine who may be at risk.
At risk persons include:
Those who were in contact with a person who tested positive for more than 15 minutes cumulative in 24 hours within 6 feet unmasked or within 3 feet if everyone is masked
Once at risk persons are identified, these individuals are required to:
isolate for 10 days. If they do not have symptoms after 5 days, on day 5 they can get a test and return to work with a negative test result on day 8. If they remain symptom free and do not get a test, they isolate for 10 days and on day 11 can return to work.
If you reside with a person who has tested positive
Isolate for 10 days (along with the person who has tested positive)
Once the positive person is cleared on the eleventh day, the rest of the household begins a 10 day isolation period (total 20 days)
If a member of the household develops symptoms within the isolation period and tests positive, the process of isolation starts over for the rest of the household who has not yet been positive.
Do not congregate in groups whenever possible,
ALWAYS remain masked when in proximity to any person,
Wash hands frequently or sanitize if soap and water are not available.
• Fully vaccinated people who have had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 2-5 days after exposure, and should wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test.
• Regardless of vaccination status, any person with new or unexplained symptoms of COVID-19 still needs to isolate and be evaluated for SARS-CoV-2 testing.
• If you have questions about this guidance, please call your local health department or 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).