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COVID-19 Protocols: 2022-23 School Year

COVID-19 Protocols: 2022-23 School Year

There are not many changes from what students and staff experienced in the Spring regarding our COVID-19 protocols, but this is a good reminder for all of us. 

No quarantine necessary for exposure to COVID-19 

If a student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19, no quarantine is required, even if a family member has tested positive. The OCHD recommends that people sharing a household with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 should wear a mask for 10 days, and they are allowed to come to school/work. They should stay home and isolate themselves if they develop symptoms or if they receive a positive COVID-19 test result.

Reporting COVID-19

Please report all student and staff cases of COVID-19. The OCHD guidelines require that schools report the aggregate (total) number of COVID-19 cases each week. Schools are no longer asked to report individual cases of COVID-19, so individual case notifications will no longer be sent via email. If you wish to see case counts across the city and county, they are available on the OCHD website. 

Students and staff who become ill while at school 

If your child comes to school sick or becomes ill at school, you will be notified to pick up your child immediately. If we cannot reach you, we will call your emergency contact person to pick up your child. All students are excluded from school until fully recovered and/or be at least 24 hours free from fever without any fever reducing medication. More information can be found on our Health and Wellness page.

Positive/Presumptive COVID-19 Cases  

Students and staff who contract COVID-19 should stay home (isolate) for 5 days and then wear a mask for days 6-10 upon return, just like in the Spring. They can return with a mask provided that they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications and symptoms are improving. If a student is unable or unwilling to wear a mask, they must stay out for 10 days. 

If a student/staff member has symptoms: 

  • Day 0 of isolation is the date that symptoms started.

  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started. 

If a student or staff member had no symptoms: 

  • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result) 

  • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested 

We encourage all BHS families and staff to review the OCHD Back to School Guidance for general information and mitigation strategies to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work together to keep our BHS community healthy this fall.