Exposure Guidelines

  • To help WDMCS students, families, and staff understand what to do if they are exposed to COVID-19 and/or if they test positive, we updated our COVID-19 exposure flowchart for the 2021-22 school year and again for second semester. These guidelines reference current federal, state, and local health agency recommendations. These guidelines must also follow any state laws passed related to COVID-19 and public school districts. We appreciate the partnership of our WDMCS families as we work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

    Download COVID-19 Exposure Flowchart

    When you can return to school/work depends on whether or not you are up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now use these definitions

    • Fully vaccinated: two weeks or more after receiving the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna OR two weeks or more after receiving the single dose of Johnson and Johnson.
    • Up-to-date with vaccinations: have received ALL recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster doses when eligible

    WDMCS encourages staff and students to obtain all recommended COVID-19 vaccinations when available. We base recommended quarantine dates on whether individuals are UP-TO-DATE or NOT UP-TO-DATE with vaccinations.

  • When to Stay or Go Home

  • COVID-19 Guidelines

  • General Illness Guidelines

  • Communicating About Illness

COVID-19 Guidelines — UP-TO-DATE WITH VACCINATIONS

  • Confirmed COVID-19 Diagnosis

  • Exposed to COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Different Diagnosis Confirmed

COVID-19 Guidelines — NOT UP-TO-DATE WITH VACCINATIONS

  • Confirmed COVID-19 Diagnosis

  • Exposed to COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Different Diagnosis Confirmed

  • Quarantine and Isolation

    Quarantine if you were exposed

    • Stay home and monitor symptoms.
    • If you can, stay away from other people at home.
    • If possible, wear a well-fitted mask when around others at home.

    Isolate if you are sick or test positive

    • Stay home and away from others, even if you don’t have symptoms.
    • Stay in a specific “sick room” and use a separate bathroom if available.
    • Wear a well-fitting mask when you need to be around others.

    How Long to Quarantine or Isolate

    Quarantine — at least 5 days

    • Day 0: day of exposure
    • Day 1: first full day AFTER exposure
    • Day 5: fifth full day AFTER exposure 

    Isolation — at least 10 days

    • Day 0: first day of symptoms or day of positive test result
    • Day 1: first full day AFTER symptoms start/positive test result
    • Day 10: 10th full day AFTER symptoms start/positive test result

    Graphic showing a 10-day layout showing quarantine and isolation times.

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