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Quarantine and Testing Details

Confirmed Case  (Positive COVID-19 test)

Recommendation for Person with COVID-19 Symptoms

Quarantine of Close Contacts Not Fully Vaccinated

Quarantine of Close Contacts Fully Vaccinated

May return when it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND no fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND improvement of other symptoms. If asymptomatic when tested may return when it has been at least 10 days since the date of the test. Prince George's County Health Department will provide a release to return to work for all confirmed cases.

7-Day Quarantine can be utilized if all the following criteria are met: Maintain strict adherence to ALL mitigation strategies, daily symptom monitoring continues through day 14, and the person remains asymptomatic the entire duration of quarantine. The school is responsible for verifying a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was obtained on day 5 or later of quarantine for:

  • Student: The parent must monitor and ensure daily that their child is asymptomatic on day 7 for return to school on day 8. Daily symptom monitoring by the parent must be performed to ensure they remain asymptomatic through day 14.
  • Staff must self-monitor daily to ensure you are asymptomatic on day 7 for return to work on day 8. Daily symptom monitoring must continue through day 14.

Notes:

  • Failure to test will result in a 10-day quarantine.
  • Those under 5 years of age must quarantine for the full 14 days.
  • Those who are unable to wear the mask correctly and consistently must quarantine for the full 14 days.

Fully vaccinated close contacts who are asymptomatic do not need to quarantine. It is recommended to get tested 5 days after the last date of exposure and wear a mask for 14 days. If the test is positive on day 5, follow the Confirmed Case guidelines.

Notes: PGCPS currently has a mask mandate in place and must be adhered to.

 

Probable Case (COVID-19 Symptoms + Known Exposure to a confirmed case)

Recommendation for Person with COVID-19 Symptoms

Quarantine of Close Contacts Not Fully Vaccinated

Quarantine of Close Contacts Fully Vaccinated

May return when it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND no fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND improvement of other symptoms. Prince George's County Health Department will provide a release to return to work for all probable cases.

7-Day Quarantine can be utilized if all the following criteria are met: Maintain strict adherence to ALL mitigation strategies, daily symptom monitoring continues through day 14, and the person remains asymptomatic the entire duration of quarantine. The school is responsible for verifying a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was obtained on day 5 or later of quarantine for:

  • Student: The parent must monitor and ensure daily that their child is asymptomatic on day 7 for return to school on day 8. Daily symptom monitoring by the parent must be performed to ensure they remain asymptomatic through day 14.
  • Staff must self-monitor daily to ensure you are asymptomatic on day 7 for return to work on day 8. Daily symptom monitoring must continue through day 14.

Notes:

  • Failure to test will result in a 10-day quarantine.
  • For those under 5 years of age must quarantine for the full 14 days.
  • For those who are unable to wear the mask correctly and consistently must quarantine for the full 14 days.

Fully vaccinated close contacts who are asymptomatic do not need to quarantine. It is recommended to get tested 5 days after the last date of exposure and wear a mask for 14 days. If the test is positive on day 5, follow the Confirmed Case guidelines.

Notes: PGCPS currently has a mask mandate in place and must be adhered to.

Persons Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms (No Known Exposure to a confirmed case and has a Negative COVID-19 test or an Alternative Diagnosis)

Recommendation for Person with COVID-19 Symptoms

Quarantine of Close Contacts Not Fully Vaccinated

Quarantine of Close Contacts Fully Vaccinated

May return when symptoms have improved, no fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing

medication, AND applicable criteria in the Communicable Diseases Summary have been met.

Close contacts do not need to quarantine.

Close contacts do not need to quarantine.

Persons Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms (No known exposure to a confirmed case + No Test performed + No Specific Alternative Diagnosis provided)

Recommendation for Person with COVID-19 Symptoms

Quarantine of Close Contacts Not Fully Vaccinated

Quarantine of Close Contacts Fully Vaccinated

Not Fully Vaccinated: May return when it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND no fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication AND improvement of other symptoms.

Note: After 48 hours, if no PCR test has been obtained or a medical documentation indicating an alternative diagnosis is not received, it will be considered a positive COVID-19 case. Follow the Confirmed Case guidelines. PGCPS will release to return to work/school.

Fully Vaccinated: May return when symptoms have improved, no fever for at least 24 hours without fever- reducing medication, AND applicable criteria in the Communicable Diseases Summary have been

met. Person should have written health care provider assessment that COVID-19 testing is not indicated, and risk of COVID-19 is low

NOTE: Follow this only if no documentation of a negative PCR has been provided:

7-Day Quarantine option can be utilized if all the following criteria are met: Maintain strict adherence to ALL mitigation strategies, daily symptom monitoring continues through day 14, and the person remains asymptomatic the entire duration of quarantine. The school is responsible for verifying a negative COVID-19 PCR test that was obtained on day 5 or later of quarantine for:

  • Student: The parent must monitor and ensure daily that their child is asymptomatic on day 7 for return to school on day 8. Daily symptom monitoring by the parent must be performed to ensure they remain asymptomatic through day 14.
  •  Staff must self-monitor daily to ensure you are asymptomatic on day 7 for return to work on day 8. Daily symptom monitoring must continue through day 14.

Notes:

  •  Failure to test will result in a 10-day quarantine.
  •  For those under 5 years of age must quarantine for the full 14 days.
  •  For those who are unable to wear the mask correctly and consistently must quarantine for the full 14 days.

Fully vaccinated close contacts who are asymptomatic do not need to quarantine. It is recommended to get tested 5 days after the last date of exposure and wear a mask for 14 days. If the test is positive on day 5, follow the Confirmed Case guidelines.

Notes: PGCPS currently has a mask mandate in place and must be adhered to.

 

Household Member: Confirmed or Probable Case (Confirmed case=Positive test for COVID-19 OR Probable case = COVID-19 Symptoms + known exposure to a confirmed case)

Recommendation for Person with COVID-19 Symptoms

Quarantine of Close Contacts Not Fully Vaccinated

Quarantine of Close Contacts Fully Vaccinated

May return when it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND no fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing

medication AND improvement of other symptoms.

Persons who are able to have no further close contact with their household member who is a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 may return to work or school once they complete quarantine.

If the person is not able to avoid any close contact with the household member with confirmed or probable COVID-19, the person must start their quarantine AFTER the household member is released from isolation. The person must undergo this additional time for quarantine because the person could have been infected on the final day of the household member’s isolation.

Fully vaccinated persons who are asymptomatic and able to have no further close contact with their household member who is a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 does not need to quarantine. It is recommended to get tested 5 days after the last date of exposure and wear a mask for 14 days. If test positive on day 5 follow the Confirmed Case guidelines.

If the person is not able to avoid any close contact with the household member with confirmed or probable COVID-19 and continues to go to work/school, the person should get tested every 3 days until the household member is released from isolation and then 5 days from the date of last exposure.