Update Regarding Quarantines and Isolation as of January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

There continues to be confusion regarding updates with quarantines and isolations per the county level, the state level, and the CDC recommendations. What we do know at this time is that quarantines and isolations are now based on 5 days.  Please see below for further clarification:

 

For Isolations: 

Day Zero is the day you first had symptoms, then count 5 days, you can come back on day 6 if you have not had a fever in 24 hours and you do not have symptoms.

OR

Day Zero is the first day you test positive if you do not have symptoms, then count 5 days, you can come back on day 6 if you have not had a fever in 24 hours and you do not have symptoms.

 

For Quarantines:

Day Zero is the last day of exposure, then count 5 days, you can come back on day 6 if you have not had a fever in 24 hours and you do not have symptoms.

 

The change to the 5 day quarantine period is retroactive.  The Wayne County Public Health Department is not going to reissue quarantine orders.  Parents and schools will need to work together to recalculate these new updates based on the above information.

 

We are expecting more changes and clarifications over the next few days and we will update you as more information becomes available.

 

If you have questions, please contact our COVID-19 Mitigation Specialist, Kim Ernstberger, at Kernstberger@gananda.org or our COVID-19 Lead Nurse, Kim Roach, at Kroach@gananda.org.

 

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

 

Shawn Van Scoy, Ed.D

Superintendent, Gananda Central Schools