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Old 10-29-2020, 03:02 PM
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Would the whole school have to be shut down if you or someone in your household got Covid?

Yeah, that's the question I've asked myself this evening. My husband is in the hospital. I believe he has something else going on, but the symptoms are also Covid symptoms. Now I wait to hear what they diagnose so that I know if I need to contact an administrator.

I have been in close contact with administration, office staff, counselor, home school advisor, TRTs, specialists, paras from each grade level, teachers from two teams, children from grades 1-4, kitchen staff, and our PT specialist,. I pulled bag meals for students from Pre-K to five. I help with students who don't bring their health surveys back to school. I monitor and help students in the cafeteria. Does it sound like the whole school would have to close if my husband tests positive for Covid?


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Old 10-29-2020, 03:09 PM
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Our school probably wouldn't. We have had a number of cases throughout our district. The Department of Health does contact tracing and tells the school what they must do. In most cases, it involved a very small handful of people having to quarantine. Although we don't always agree with their decisions, it has not been spreading from any of the known cases that we've had so we have to believe that they are handling it correctly.

I wish your and your husband all the best. May he heal quickly from whatever it may be.
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Old 10-29-2020, 03:09 PM
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Right now, they would be close contacts of a close contact. (That is assuming that he is positive) Any of your close contacts would not have to quarantine unless you test positive.

If you are not showing any symptoms, I would start now making sure that you are maintaining 6 feet distance, wearing a mask and limiting visits to less than 15 minutes. If you were to test positive, you would have to list close contacts to you starting 48 hours prior to positive test result or having symptoms.
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Old 10-29-2020, 03:26 PM
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If someone in my household got Covid, just I would quarantine. If I got COVID, my class, my aid, and anyone else the county health department recommends would be quarantined.
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Old 10-29-2020, 03:30 PM
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That's true. I don't have it so it would only be a contact. Makes sense.


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Old 10-29-2020, 03:34 PM
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I donít think the school should shut down but should you quarantine until his test comes back?
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Old 10-29-2020, 03:36 PM
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Our high school just closed for two weeks after the first positive case. The next day we were up to 5 positive cases.

The issue we are facing is that 129 students and 26 staff members have to quarantine. With that many staff members out, we do not have enough subs to cover an already stretched thin staff.

We also have seven elementary students and three elementary staff in quarantine due to the positive case at the high school.
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Old 10-29-2020, 03:43 PM
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I hope you get a negative response in your dh and his illness is cared for quickly and he is back home with you soon.

It is a weird world.
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Old 10-29-2020, 03:47 PM
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I hope your dh is well!

I would think you would quarantine but if you don't have it there wouldn't be anything else that would need to be done.
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:00 PM
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I agree with those who think you would quarantine first. Have you been tested regularly?


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Old 10-29-2020, 04:03 PM
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You have received good information and advice from other posters. I want to add my well wishes for you and your husband.
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:26 PM
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to both you and your DH.
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:37 PM
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I hope you both do well.
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Old 10-29-2020, 05:28 PM
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Sorry to hear that; I hope he is feeling better soon. In my district, no one would quarantine except you. The only people who quarantine are people who had direct, sustained contact with the positive person, not people who were secondary contacts. If you yourself ended up testing positive, then your contacts would be quarantined.
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Old 10-29-2020, 07:21 PM
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I hope your husband tests negative so they can treat the other symptoms . I hope you will be negative too.
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:19 PM
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I hope your DH is virus free and they find out what is causing his problems. Take care of yourself.
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Old 10-30-2020, 03:32 PM
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Sorry you are going through this, but no, my school would not close. We have two adults who are out right now because they tested positive. We are going about our business as usual. Contact tracing was performed, room was deep cleaned, and parents were notified. No one else (teachers or students) are quarantined.
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Old 10-30-2020, 05:00 PM
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Thinking of you and your dh tonight twin2
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:58 PM
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My husband was diagnosed with cellulitis. Because the cellulitis wasn't obvious before imaging tests were done, he was and still remains isolated. He has been tested for Covid and is waiting for test results.
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:24 AM
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At our school, we've had several cases. If a teacher gets it, the class(es) has to quarantine. If a kid gets it, all of the kids in the class and all of the kid's teachers have to quarantine.

Our school has been put on "virtual" learning for a week because we had to quarantine 28 teachers.. and they can't find enough subs.. They say it's not because it's "being spread" in schools, but just b/c of the sub issue.

So no, the school would not shut down if you tested positive (here, anyways).
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