When Can You Return to School?


What is Close Contact Exposure?

  • anyone who has been within 6 feet of a person infected with COVID-19 for a combined total of 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period  
  • anyone who has had unprotected direct contact with infectious secretions or excretions (urine, stool, saliva, respiratory droplets) 
  • use of cloth masks or face shields by the person with COVID-19 or the close contact does not change this definition


Resources & Additional Information

If you are concerned about your health or possible impacts on school or work attendance, notify your healthcare provider (for ANY health concerns), supervisor (staff) or school nurse (students).  

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