New quarantine protocols
Published 12:59 pm Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Spartanburg County District One begins new COVID procedures Wednesday
LANDRUM—Landrum and Campobello Schools have new protocols for COVID-19 quarantines.
The new protocols began on Wednesday at all Spartanburg County District One Schools following the most recent guidance from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Following are the new protocols, which include shortened quarantines and when students and staff are required to wear a mask:
For students and staff who have tested positive (and therefore must isolate), the updated DHEC criteria for return is:
Students and/or staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least 5 days since symptoms started (return on day 6 at earliest) – AND –
24 hours since the last fever without using fever-reducing medication – AND –
Symptoms have significantly improved (must have a parent note confirming all criteria met).
As required by DHEC, students and staff who choose to return after day 5 must wear a mask for days 6-10.
STUDENT & STAFF QUARANTINE
For students and staff who are considered a close contact of someone with COVID-19, the updated DHEC criteria for return is:
Must quarantine for 5 days, and may return on day 6 if a COVID-19 test is NEGATIVE (home tests cannot be accepted) – AND – no symptoms reported. If an individual considered to be a close contact chooses not to be tested and has no symptoms, they must quarantine through day 10.
The test must be taken no earlier than day 5, and quarantine must continue through day 5 (return on day 6). As required by DHEC, masks must be worn through day 10.
If symptoms are reported, the individual considered to be a close contact must quarantine through day 14.
Students or staff who are not able to separate from a household member with COVID-19 must quarantine for at least 5 additional days after the infected person is no longer in isolation (a minimum of 10 days). The student or staff member may test on day 10 and return on day 11 if a COVID-19 test is NEGATIVE – AND – no symptoms reported.
No quarantine required (as long as symptom-free)
DHEC recommends testing on day 5 (even if symptom-free). Must wear mask days 1-10 at school.
If you are considered to be a close contact but are fully vaccinated or have been infected with COVID-19 in the previous 90 days, you do not have to quarantine for any length of time.
A list of these procedures can also be found on our website and social media platforms.
Anyone with questions about the current COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidelines is asked to contact their school nurse.