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    Multnomah County Public Health updated their isolation and quarantine guidance in alignment with the CDC’s recommendations. 

    These new guidelines have been implemented by Multnomah County and have been adopted by Centennial School District and other school districts in the Multnomah Education Service District.  

    CDC has reduced the recommended time for quarantine and isolation for the general public to five days. Individuals should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public places for an additional 5 days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of their 5-day isolation.

Quarantine Guidance

    • Students and staff who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 AND are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations do not need to quarantine. 
    • Students and staff who are identified as coming into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and are NOT up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations should quarantine for 5 days or may qualify for Test to Stay.
    • Students and staff who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days do not need to be quarantined if they are identified as a close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • Staff and students identified as close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of their last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0) and watch for symptoms of COVID-19. 
    • Health officials recommend getting tested at least 5 days after having close contact with someone with COVID-19. If they test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms, they should follow recommendations for isolation.  

     

    IMPORTANT: If a staff member or student develops symptoms at any time, stay home.  Do not come to school.

    "Up to Date" Status Definition of COVID-19 Vaccination can be found in the Oregon Department of Education bulletin here. 

Isolation Guidance

  • Students, teachers, and staff who have presumed or confirmed COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate regardless of vaccination

    • Individuals can end isolation after 5 full days since symptom onset if they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their other symptoms have improved.  
    • Day 0 is the day symptoms began or the day the person took a test that had a positive result. Day 1 is the day after symptoms began or, if a person does not have symptoms, the day after the person tested positive (use the date the test was collected).
    • If they continue to have fever or their other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, they should stay in isolation until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their other symptoms have improved.
    • Individuals should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public places for an additional 5 days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of their 5-day isolation.