Schools & Childcare Centers (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Childcare and K-12 Schools

On Oct. 12, 2021, the interim guidance for childcare settings and K-12 schools was updated. For COVID-19, the close contact definition now excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) if the exposed student(s) wore masks during the exposure time. Previously quarantine could only be avoided if both a close contact AND infected student wore a mask within the 3 to 6 feet distance. This exception does not apply to teachers, staff, or other adults in the indoor classroom setting. See the updated guidance below for details.

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