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      Information for Parents and the Community regarding COVID-19 in the Wyoming Valley West School District

     

     

     

    Pennsylvania Department of Health Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

    PA DOH FAQ's 

    If someone is Positive
    You are immediately required to isolate for 5 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.(day zero)

    Persons who test positive for COVID-19

    Must isolate for 5 days. If after 5 days, the patient is asymptomatic or has resolving symptoms, their isolation period is over; however, they should still wear a mask around others until day 10.

    People Who Do NOT Need to Quarantine
    For persons who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and are in one of the following groups, they do NOT need to quarantine:
    • Persons who are 18 or older and have received ALL recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised individuals.
    • Persons who are 5-17 and have completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Persons who had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days as diagnosed by a viral test.

    People Who Do Need to Quarantine
    For persons who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and are in one of the following groups, they should quarantine:
    • Persons aged 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
    • Persons who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.
    • Persons who are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.

     

    • All exposed persons regardless of vaccination should test on Day 5 if possible.

    • Heterologous dosing (e.g., mix-and-match vaccine products) may occur for the booster dose

     

    Household Contacts

    Household Contacts of Asymptomatic case:

    • 10 days of QT (5 for case’s isolation + 5 day QT) + 5 days mask adherence outside the home

    Household Contact of Symptomatic case:

    • 10+ days of QT (5+ for case’s isolation + 5 day QT) + 5 days mask adherence outside the home 

    90-day immunity

     An unvaccinated person (or those vaccinated >6 months w/out a booster) who has tested positive for COVID in the previous 90 days will not need to quarantine.



    PLEASE REMEMBER:
    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.

     

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