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Health, Safety and Quarantine Protocols


DCPS COVID-19 Protocols for Daily Review


If you or anyone in your household is ill or symptomatic and being tested for COVID-19, please keep all students and/or staff members in the household home from school and school activities until results are received and contact with the school nurse is established. 


If students/staff exhibit any symptoms of illness, do not come to school. This includes:

  • Allergy/sinus symptoms
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Unusual rash
  • Earache
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Students/staff must be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school/school activities or work. They must be cleared by the school nurse before returning to school.


DCPS does not require a negative COVID-19 test to return.
We follow quarantine guidelines for positive tests/exposures and symptom-free for 24 hours to determine when return to school/work is approved.
This clearance is made through your school nurse.

If you are identified as a direct contact (non-household) to someone with COVID-19, you must be quarantined for 10 days from the date of last contact.

If you are identified as a direct contact (same household) to someone with COVID-19, you will follow quarantine advised through the Green River District Health Department.

DCPS reserves the right to require quarantine additional days due to high risk classroom or work environment.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be required to isolate for 10 days from the date of symptom onset.
You must also be symptom-free with no new symptoms for 24 hours prior to the end of 10 days.
If symptoms continue past this time, contact your school nurse to reevaluate the return date.

If you have received the complete dose(s) of a COVID-19 vaccine, you are not required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19 if it has been at least seven days from the last dose of the vaccine and you do not exhibit any symptoms. This is in effect for 90 days after the last dose.



If you have questions or need more information, contact your health care provider, school nurse or DCPS health coordinator Wendi Kozel, RN, at

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