COVID 19 Testing Opt-In Say Something

5925 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277
Courier #: 431
P: 980-343-6944  |  F: 980-343-6947 
Principal: Rebecca Thompson
LC: South
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: 6-8
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COVID-Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines


When they can return to School?

(all timeframes start from the last date of exposure)


POSITIVE TEST: vaccinated or not vaccinated


Can return after 5 days if they did not develop symptoms.


IF the individual developed symptoms, they must stay out for at least 5 days, AND no fever for at least 24 hours with no medications, AND all other symptoms have improved.


The positive person must continue to wear a mask for 5 days after return.

SYMPTOMS with a negative test or alternative diagnosisPerson can return to school when: It has been at least 24 hours since the person had a fever (without using fever reducing medicine); AND they have felt well for at least 24 hours.
CLOSE CONTACT: Both positive and exposed wearing a mask in classroom settings (regardless of vaccine status)If the person who tested positive and the close contacts were wearing a mask in the classroom setting, they do not need to quarantine

CLOSE CONTACT: not up to date with current vaccine requirements for their age and at least one person not masked


(Not up to date with vaccine requirements= eligible but unvaccinated or not boosted after 6 months of full vaccination)

Complete 5 days of quarantine and then 5 days of strict mask use. Test after 5 days if possible.


CLOSE CONTACT: fully vaccinated


If a close contact is fully vaccinated (including booster, if eligible) with no symptoms, they do not need to quarantine. It is recommended that they get tested 3-5 days after exposure.


CLOSE CONTACT: previously tested positive (within 3 months)


If a close contact tested positive within 3 months of this exposure and they are not experiencing any symptoms, they do not need to quarantine

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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