• Reopening Plan Parent Guide
Close contact – With Covid-19, this means any of the following (regardless of the use of face coverings or plastic barriers):
• Being within 6 feet of a positive person for more than 15 minutes total in a day.
• Having physical contact with the person.
• Having direct contact with the respiratory secretions of the person (i.e., from coughing, sneezing, contact with dirty tissue, shared drinking glass, food, or other personal items).
• Living with or staying overnight in a household with the person.
Cohort – A small, defined group of students. Students attending school in person will stay with their cohorts throughout the day, in an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Facial coverings – Cloth masks that cover the nose, mouth and chin to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Masks should be worn inside schools by those ages 5 and up.
Isolation – Keeping sick people away from healthy ones. Those who have tested positive for Covid-19 should isolate at home for at least 10 days after symptoms began and until they are symptom free for 24 hours.
Quarantine – Separating people who were around someone who was sick, just in case they too get sick. Those who have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 should quarantine at home for 10-14 days after the last contact.
Physical distancing – Maintaining space between people to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that schools keep students and staff 3 to 6 feet apart wherever feasible.
Synchronous - Occurring at the same time. Whether in person or online, students follow a schedule and receive instruction at the same time.