Reporting Covid-19 Positive Cases

Thu, 12/30/2021 - 4:18pm

If you have tested positive for Covid-19,  please complete this form to help us in our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy. 

Those who test positive should isolate for five days from the date of the positive test and may return on the 6th day if they are fever-free for 24 hours and have an improvement of symptoms. 

More information about HCPSS Quarantine and COVID Mitigation efforts can be found here and includes the passage below:

New CDC Guidance: 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week announced a recommendation to shorten quarantine duration to five days. This recommendation was adopted by the Howard County Health Department (HCHD). Therefore, unvaccinated and vaccinated students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 will have to isolate and may not return to school until:

They have been out at least 5 days from the onset of symptoms or upon receiving a positive test without symptoms, and

  • Remain fever-free for 24 hours, and
  • Show a consistent improvement of symptoms.

Students and staff who test positive may return to school on day 6 but must continue to wear a mask for an additional five days at all times while indoors except while eating.

Contact tracing will be led by the health department. Please notify people you believe may be close contacts in an effort to prevent further spread.