COVID Isolation, Quarantine & Outbreak Information

COVID ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE GUIDANCE

As schools resume in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year, COVID case investigations and contact tracing are effective and required strategies to prevent the spread of COVID in schools.

GUHSD will be following the isolation and quarantine guidance developed by Maricopa County Public Health.  To summarize the information:

CLOSE CONTACT 

In accordance with current Maricopa County Department of Public Health guidelines, if a student has been in close contact with an individual that has tested positive with COVID, a student will need to quarantine for 10 days, unless the student meets one of the following two criteria:

1. If a student is fully vaccinated and is not experiencing symptoms, then a student may attend school as long as the student remains symptom free.

  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health recommends that an exposed individual wear a mask for 14 days.
  • Maricopa County Department of Public also recommends that an exposed individual get tested for COVID three-five days following exposure.

2. If a student is not fully vaccinated and is not experiencing symptoms, then a student can be tested after day five and may attend school after day seven with a negative test result for COVID.

  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health recommends that an exposed individual wear a mask for 14 days.

POSITIVE FOR COVID 

If a student tests positive for COVID, then the student will need to be isolated for 10 days and be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.

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here for more information regarding Maricopa County’s Isolation and Quarantine Guidance.

COVID OUTBREAK INFORMATION

Maricopa County Department of Public Health classifies an outbreak as at least two COVID cases linked to students or staff who could have been close contacts in the school with a confirmed COVID case within a 14-day period

The school will communicate with all families if there is an outbreak of COVID.

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here to learn more about COVID outbreaks.