AllentownSchool District

COVID-19 Scenarios

Updated March 3, 2022

*ASD does not accept home tests for proof of negative results. 
*Students/Staff  who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 will be escorted to isolation and asked to mask while waiting for parent/guardian pick up from the health room. 


Scenarios

Exclude from School

                                   

Return to School After...

#1 - No Symptoms

No

Not applicable

#2- COVID-19 symptoms

per ASD Screening Tool

Yes

Vaccination status does not matter

Individuals should be tested for COVID-19. If they choose not to test, they must quarantine for 5 days from the onset of symptoms. The day symptoms started is counted as day 0. A mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school.

If the test is positive, individual must quarantine for 5 days from the onset of symptoms. The day symptoms started is counted as day 0. A mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school. 

If the test is negative, individual may return to school after 24 hours of being fever free, without taking a fever reducing medication, and if symptoms have improved. Home tests are not accepted.

#3- Close contact of COVID-19 with symptoms per ASD Screening tool 

Yes


Vaccination status does not matter

Individuals should be tested for COVID-19. If they choose not to test, they must quarantine for 5 days from the onset of symptoms. The day symptoms started is counted as day 0. A mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school. 

If the test is positive, individual must quarantine for 5 days from the onset of symptoms. The day symptoms started is counted as day 0. A mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school. 

If the test is negative, individual may return to school after 24 hours of being fever free, without taking a fever reducing medication, and if symptoms have improved. Home tests are not accepted.

This scenario does not apply in situations where the close contact is a household contact.



#4- Close contact of COVID-19  without symptoms per ASD Screening Tool


Depends on vaccination status:




If not vaccinated exclude from school


If fully vaccinated, or previously confirmed to have had COVID in the past 90 days may remain in school. 

A mask must be worn for 10 full days. Monitor for symptoms. Test on day 5 after exposure. 


If unvaccinated: 

Quarantine for 5 days after the date of last exposure to the person with COVID-19. The day of last exposure to the positive case is counted as day 0. May return to school after 5 full days. Mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school. 


If symptoms develop during the 5 days, follow the return to school scenario #3



This scenario does not apply in situations where the close contact is a household contact.


#5-Positive COVID-19 test

with symptoms per ASD  Screening Tool

Yes

Vaccination status does not matter

Individual must quarantine for 5 days from the start of symptoms. The day symptoms started is counted as day 0. A mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school. 

Individual may return to school after completing 5 day quarantine and after 24 hours of being fever free, without taking a fever reducing medication, and if symptoms have improved. A mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school. 

#6- Positive COVID-19 test  without symptoms per ASD Screening Tool

Yes

Vaccination status does not matter

Individual must quarantine for 5 days from the test day. The day the test was taken is counted as day 0. A mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school. 


#7- Household member tests positive for COVID-19

Depends on vaccination status:


If fully vaccinated may remain in school - must mask, self isolate, continue to follow mitigation guidance and monitor for symptoms. Test on day 5 after exposure.


If not vaccinated exclude from school



If fully vaccinated, or previously confirmed to have had COVID in the past 90 days, but there is a positive case in the home: 

Test day 5 after exposure, may remain in school. Must mask for 10 days. 


If not vaccinated:

The unvaccinated, asymptomatic individual must quarantine for the 5 days of the positive household member’s isolation time frame PLUS an additional 5 days quarantine after that for a total of 10 days. Must mask for an additional 5 days upon return to school. 

  • The 10 days must be re-calculated and re-set with each new household positive case for an unvaccinated and asymptomatic individual. 

If an individual develops symptoms, or tests positive after having symptoms during the quarantine, they get 5 days from the date of their symptom onset. May return after 5 full days and must mask for 5 days upon return to school.

#8 - Travel

Depends on vaccine status 

Guidance related to travel and quarantine after travel depends on immunization status and changes frequently. For the most current guidance visit the CDC. 

Guidance on Domestic Travel:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Guidance on International Travel:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html