January 3, 2022
Dear Sheboygan Area School District Families,
As you may be aware, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revised COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines for the general public. In addition, on December 29, 2021, the CDC provided clarification for K-12 schools, which maintains our current isolation and quarantine guidelines. At this time, none of our guidelines have changed, including the guidelines for positive cases and household close contacts.
A student or staff member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 may return to school when
Quarantine of Close Contacts - Household members:
Students and staff members who are symptomatic, regardless of vaccination status, will need a negative COVID-19 test to return to school. If a family chooses not to test their child, the child will need to remain home for 10 days and can return on the 11th day if fever-free and symptoms have improved. Testing is available at numerous locations throughout the district.
Vaccinated close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case may test 3-5 days after their exposure or at any point should they develop symptoms. Unvaccinated close contacts who do not develop symptoms can shorten the 10-day quarantine by testing on day 6 or 7 following exposure and can return to school with a negative test on day 8.
Please refer to the following resources for additional COVID-19 isolation, quarantine, testing, and vaccination information:
Because this is an ever-changing situation, we make every effort to stay up to date on guidance from the CDC and the Wisconsin Department of Health and will communicate any changes to our COVID-19 mitigation measures as soon as possible.
Please continue to monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 and keep sick children home. We appreciate your support.
Seth A. Harvatine
Superintendent of Schools
Sheboygan Area School District