As result of contact tracing we are quarantining more students as probable close contacts to a positive case. For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.
This is a good time to remind everyone of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and the importance of staying home until you have been fever free (without the use of medication) and symptom free for at least 24 hours. The symptoms can range from simple allergies to a fever and chills and/or body aches, a sore throat or cough. Any one or combination of these symptoms can be COVID related. While you may have only mild symptoms, others may develop very serious illnesses.
Be smart, do your part. Our odds are better when we practice the three w's. Wash your hands, wear your masks and watch your distance.
May you all have a very safe and happy Thanksgiving.