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Revised Quarantine Guidance for K-12 Schools
Sedgwick County Announces Revised Quarantine Guidance for K-12 Schools
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On February 12, 2021, Sedgwick County’s Local Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns provided revised grade K-12 school quarantine guidance for local school districts. 

Now, if a student is a close contact during the in-person classroom school day, they may or may not have to stay in quarantine at home based on the nature of the close contact. Students who are high-risk close contacts must quarantine at home per Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) guidance. Students who are identified as low-risk close contacts are not required to quarantine unless they choose to do so.

Low-Risk Close Contact
• Being in the same classroom following mask-wearing guidelines 
• On the same bus following mask-wearing guidelines and a minimum of three feet distance

High-Risk Close Contact
• Unmasked, when not socially distanced
• Playground if unmasked students have sustained contact with physical exertion for more than 10 minutes
• Athletic activity that involves close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, indoors, and high probability that respiratory droplets will be transmitted between participants
• This list is not an exhaustive list, other similar activities may also meet the definition of high-risk close contact.

Process
1. Parents will be notified if their child is a close contact (high-risk or low-risk).
2. If the child is a high-risk close contact, they will be quarantined per the established KDHE/SCHD protocols.
- Child can get a PCR test on quarantine day six and can be out of quarantine as soon as day eight if the test is negative. - If the child is not given a PCR test on quarantine day six, the student must remain in quarantine and be out on day 3. Students who are identified as low-risk close contacts are not required to quarantine unless they choose to do so.
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