COVID-19 Update - 1/3/2022
Please read this important update regarding COVID-19, based on updated guidance from the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (updated 1/3/2022):
- If your child tests positive for COVID: they may return to school 5 days after the start of symptoms. The first day of symptoms is day zero. If they have no symptoms, but tested positive, their day zero is the day of the test.
- Effective immediately, positive and negative results from at-home antigen testing will be accepted. Due to testing supply shortages, results from at-home antigen tests can be accepted when someone is symptomatic or exposed to COVID-19. To accept this test, the results must be photographed and emailed to email@example.com along with the date symptoms started, the date of the test, and name of the test.
- If your child was a close contact to a positive case (within 6 feet for 15 consecutive minutes or more, with or without mask; or someone in the household is a positive case):
- With symptoms (vaccinated or unvaccinated): get tested and isolate until results are in. If they are negative, quarantine for 5 days after last exposure (the date of last exposure is day zero).
- Without symptoms and UNVACCINATED: quarantine for 5 days from last exposure (the date of last exposure is day zero).
- Without symptoms and fully VACCINATED: quarantine is not required, unless there is a close contact in the same household. If the exposure is in the same household, please contact the North Montco nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fully vaccinated individual is now defined as:
o 2 weeks after 2nd dose of Pfizer/Moderna without booster in the last 6 months.
o 2 weeks after dose of J&J without booster in the last 2 months.
o Anyone beyond Pfizer/Moderna 6- month window WITH booster.
o Anyone beyond J&J 2-month window WITH booster.
***Ages 14-15: Completed the primary vaccine series within the past 6 months.
- If it has been greater than 6 months since the second dose of the primary series, this age group will need to quarantine if identified as a close contact. We are aware that they are not eligible for a booster, but this is the stance of the Office of Public Health.