Staff and Student Protocols for the 2022-2023 School Year:

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    1. Protocols for Symptomatic or Covid-19 Positive Students/Staff:

    An individual experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID- 19 or who has received a positive diagnostic test for COVID- 19 should not attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school/district property until:

    A. The individual receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test and is asymptomatic; or

    B. Five days have passed since the onset of symptoms or positive test result, the individual has had no fever for 24 hours and the individual’s other symptoms are improving. The symptom onset date or test collection date is considered day ZERO of the 5 day isolation period. The individual may return to school and school-sponsored events on day 6; or

    C. The individual receives written permission to return to school from a medical doctor licensed under Chapter 458, F.S., an osteopathic physician licensed under Chapter 459, F.S., or an advanced registered nurse practitioner licensed under Chapter 464.

    2. Protocols for Students/Staff with Confirmed Exposure to Covid-19:

    Schools shall allow parents or legal guardians the authority to choose how their child receives education after having direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID-19.

    A. Individuals who are known to have been in direct contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 may continue to attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property, without restrictions or disparate treatment, so long as the individual remains asymptomatic. The individual should continue to monitor for symptoms for 10 days from the date of exposure.

    i. An asymptomatic individual who elects a voluntary quarantine must provide medical documentation from a licensed medical provider to excuse the absence(s).

    B. If an individual becomes symptomatic following direct contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID-19, or tests positive for COVID-19, the procedure set forth in paragraph (1) above apply.

    For purposes of this protocol, "direct contact" means cumulative exposure for at least 15 minutes within six (6) feet in a 24 hour period.