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Estill County Schools Covid Guideline Update School Year - 2022-2023

Estill County Schools

Covid Guideline Update

School Year 2022-2023

August 17th, 2022

Estill County Schools continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic under the direction of the CDC, KDPH and our local health department.  The following is a quick guide to how isolation and quarantine guidelines have changed for the upcoming school year.  Please remember this will continue to be a fluid situation and will be monitored closely; updates will be provided if they occur.

  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 they will need to be isolated for 10 days from the day symptoms began or test date; whichever happens first.  **If symptoms resolve, the student may return to school after 5 days, but they MUST wear a well fitting mask for days 6-10.  Students must report to their school nurse upon arrival if choosing to return early from their isolation period.  

  • If a student has been in close contact with someone positive for COVID-19, you DO NOT need to quarantine if you do not have symptoms. 

**If symptoms develop, student will need to stay home and test with either a home test 

  or lab test from their pediatrician, health department or pharmacy.**

**It is strongly recommended to test after 5 days after having close contact with 

  someone diagnosed with COVID-19, even if symptoms don’t appear.”

**Wearing a mask during this time is encouraged by the CDC** 

  • COVID-19 positive home test results will be allowable once per semester. Home test kits can be provided to students from their school nurse; parents/guardians will need to pick up from their student’s school.

  • The best protection against COVID-19 is to stay up to date with recommended vaccines; visit KYCOVID19.KY.GOV for more information.

Please feel free to contact our school nurses with any questions or concerns.

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