Why Should I Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

GUIDANCE FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK RESPONSE PROTOCOLS

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED LINK TO THE PK - 12 OUTBREAK RESPONSE PROTOCOLS BOOK

(NOTE: SINCE DISTRICTS ARE GIVEN FLEXIBILITY, RIDOH MAY USE DIFFERENT LANGUAGE WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH YOU ABOUT THE DAYS REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE FOR TRAVEL OR BECAUSE YOU WERE IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT; HOWEVER, OUR GUIDELINES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE BARRINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS.)

Testing : Change this year per RIDOH : In the absence of a more likely diagnosis, any person with ONE or more of the following symptoms should be tested and isolate while they await their results:

  • Fever or Chills

  • Cough (new)

  • Shortness of breath or

    difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Congestion or runny nose (new)

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Quarantine Changes:

  • Quarantine for 7 days with a Binax or PCR test on day 5 or later, and return to school with a negative test on day 8.

  • Even after ending your quarantine, watch for symptoms for a full 14 days.

Testing of ALL Close Contacts who have not tested positive in the past 90 days

Unvaccinated Close Contacts (including those who meet the close contact exemption)

• People who are not fully vaccinated should get tested immediately after being identified as a close contact. If test results are negative, they should get tested again right away if symptoms develop during quarantine or five to seven days after last exposure.

Vaccinated Close Contacts (including those who meet the close contact exemption)

• Fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 should get tested three to five days after exposure. They should wear masks in public indoor settings outside of K-12 for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.

• Fully vaccinated individuals may also be tested as soon as notified of being a close contact and then again three to five days after the close contact exposure. This will assist in detecting asymptomatic infection and isolating quickly to prevent further spread.

Close Contact in the Home for Those Not Vaccinated - Return on Day 18 with Test

  1. No Changes. Quarantine begins after day 10 of the positive household member’s quarantine and lasts for 7 days, with testing required on day 5 or later of the close contact’s quarantine.

People Who Do Not Want to Test and Are Not Vaccinated Require a 14 Day Quarantine with Return on Day 15

PEOPLE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED

Close Contact Change for Those Vaccinated

1.No quarantine with proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson)

Travel Quarantine for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination prior to trip (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson)

Travel Quarantine for those Unvaccinated

  1. Unvaccinated travel outside of the state for more than 24 hours requires a PCR test on day

    five, returning to BPS on day 8, monitoring for 14 days, as it can take several days for the test to show positive. Unvaccinated travel quarantine results in the use of staff sick days.

Close Contact in the Home for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson). In school Binax for 5 days.

The CDC always recommends:

  • Watch for symptoms for a full 14 days.

  • Vaccinated close contacts and travelers should consider getting a COVID-19 test between 5 and 10 days after their last exposure or out-of-state travel.

If you get symptoms of COVID-19, isolate at home, call your healthcare provider, and get a COVID-19 test.

Travel restrictions change each week, on MondayPlease visit this RIDOH link to learn if a destination that you traveled to falls under Rhode Island quarantine requirements.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TESTING INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS

Update 8/27/21

Seasonal Allergies or Covid-19