Overview of COVID-19 Isolation Guidance for K-12 Schools

January 24, 2022

Hillsdale Community Schools has updated the required isolation times for a student, teacher and staff member that has a confirmed case of COVID.  These new timelines are in accordance with the local health department and now in effect.   

Overview of COVID-19 Isolation Guidance for K-12 Schools  

Students, teachers & staff who test positive for COVID-19 and/or display COVID-19 symptoms should isolate regardless of vaccination status: 

  • If positive with no symptoms, monitor for symptoms from day of exposure through day 10 of isolation; and 

  • Isolate at home for 5 days (day “0” is day symptoms begin or day test was taken for students, teachers & staff who do not have symptoms); and 

  • If symptoms have improved or you continue to have no symptoms, return to school, while wearing a well-fitted mask, for days 6 -10; or 

  • Stay home for 10 days if unwilling/unable to wear a mask.    

If you have a fever, stay home until you are fever free for a period of 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.  

Close Contacts: Students, teachers and staff members who are in Close Contact with a confirmed case of COVID should monitor for symptoms.  If symptoms of a COVID illness develop, it is recommended to stay home from school and/or work.