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USD #357 Stay to Learn and Play Guidelines

Posted Date: 08/10/2021

Belle Plaine USD 357

Stay to Learn and Play

Guidelines  Approved 8.9.21


In an effort to give staff and family’s choice as we start the school year the following are guidelines to help everyone stay in school and remain in activities.


Close Contact to a COVID Positive Definition-

A close contact is defined as someone who:

  • Was within 3 feet of the person for 10 consecutive minutes or more
  • Had contact with the person's respiratory secretions (for example, coughed or sneezed on; kissed; contact with a dirty tissue, shared a drinking glass, food, towels, or other personal items) OR
  •  Live with the person or stayed overnight for at least one night in a house with the person.


Isolation/Quarantine Options:

  • If vaccinated- no quarantine necessary
  • If had COVID and recovered with no symptoms remaining within the last 6 months- no quarantine necessary
  • Quarantine at home for 10 days from the last exposure, if you have no symptoms, return on day 11- if the positive is in the household, time starts after the positive person is out of quarantine (This is no testing is chosen)
  • Quarantine at home for 7 days from last exposure, if you have no symptoms and negative COVID test on day 5, 6, or 7 may return on day 7 as long as there are no symptoms
  • If you are a close contact, you may complete a daily nasal swap COVID test each day for 7 days after exposure.  As long as it remains negative, you may go to school and participate in activities. (Parent consent is required for minors)


If you are positive for COVID

  • If symptomatic you must stay home 10 days from the 1st appearance of symptoms and 72 hours fever free
  • If asymptomatic- 10 days after a positive COVID Test


Consent for Rapid Covid Testing