LCS is planning to employ a health professional to work with and at the school this coming year to oversee the health of our students and coordinate with the health department.

We will use the following matrix, based on guidelines provided by the CDC, to make decisions that support the health of our entire community.

Symptomatic, Untested or Tested NegativeSymptomatic, Tested Positive
Asymptomatic, Tested PositiveContact with Someone Who Tested Positive
Member of Home Has SymptomsIf a Student or Staff Member Becomes Symptomatic While at School
Student or Staff Members Tests Positive for COVID-19

Symptomatic, Untested or Tested Negative

Students or staff members must stay home when symptomatic or sick. If a student is sick or symptomatic, normal absentee policy will apply. Remote learning is available if a student is able to do school work or is in quarantine.

Students or staff members must be symptom free for 24-48 hours without the use of medication before returning to school unless they have a doctor’s note documenting the symptoms are not from COVID-19.If a student or staff member has been tested for COVID-19, they must stay home until they receive a negative test result and must be symptom free for 24-48 hours without the use of medication.

Household members, classmates, and teachers of the pending case should be monitored for symptoms while waiting for test results. If symptoms develop, they should call their medical provider to be tested for COVID-19.

Symptomatic, Tested Positive

The student or staff member AND all household members of the student or staff member are immediately excluded from school. A student or staff member may return to campus when all of the following conditions have been met:

  • Three days with no fever (without the use of fever reducing medication).
  • Respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g. persistent cough, shortness of breath).
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared.
  • Negative Test Result (at the school’s discretion).

Students or staff members who plan to return after recovering from COVID-19 must call their Principal at least one day in advance to request permission to return.

Household members, classmates, and teachers of the quarantined student or staff member who are close contacts are excluded for 14 days after their last date of close contact.*

Asymptomatic, Tested Positive

A student or staff member may return to school when all of the following conditions have been met:

  • Ten days have elapsed since COVID-19 test came back positive.
  • Must be symptom free for 24-48 hours without the use of medications.
  • Negative Test Result (at the school’s discretion).

Students or staff members who plan to return after recovering from COVID-19 must call their Principal at least one day in advance to request permission to return.

Household members, classmates, and teachers of the quarantined student or staff member are excluded for 14 days after their last date of close contact.*

Contact with Someone Who Tested Positive

The student or staff member who had close contact with a person who tested positive must quarantine for 14 days since the last date of close contact.

If the exposed student or staff member does not exhibit symptoms, household members, classmates, and teachers of the exposed student or staff member may continue to attend school and should monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, they should call their medical provider to be tested for COVID-19.

Member of Home Has Symptoms

Students who live in the same house as the COVID-19 positive person are excluded from school while the household member is in isolation (10 days). The student must then quarantine for 14 days after the last date of close contact* with the person who tested positive.

If a Student or Staff Member Becomes Symptomatic While at School

  • If a student becomes symptomatic while on campus, they will be escorted to a designated room that will be staffed until a parent or guardian can pick that student up. High School students that can drive will be sent home.
  • The teacher will take the remaining students in the cohort to another learning space until the classroom can be appropriately disinfected.

Student or Staff Members Tests Positive for COVID-19

  • School staff are not allowed by state and federal regulations to communicate specific information about the health status of individual students. We will report any positive cases to the Ingham County Health Department, and they will initiate contact tracing, communicate with the individuals connected, and help the school determine if further action is required.
  • If a student, teacher, or whole cohort is exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 at LCS, they will move to remote learning until a plan is determined in conjunction with the Ingham County Health Department.

* Close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case is defined as being within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive for at least 15 minutes with or without a mask.

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