As you may be aware, just today, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved their updated options to reduce the quarantine time period for persons exposed to COVID-19. CDC still currently recommends a quarantine period of fourteen (14) days. However, the updated quarantine option is to quarantine for ten (10) days from last known contact, or seven (7) days if the individual has a negative text result. This is based on local circumstances and available resources. In both of these updated options, the individual would have to be symptom-free, before returning from quarantine.
Even though this has been approved by the CDC today, this updated option still has to work its way down to the Ohio Dept. of Health (ODH) and Warren County Combined Health District (WCCHD) level, before being implemented within Springboro Schools. While we anticipate this happening, we still need to await official word from both the ODH and the WCCHD. Once approved by ODH and WCCHD, Springboro Schools will begin implementing this updated option from the date of approval.
What does this mean right now? As of now, ODH and WCCHD guidelines remain that quarantine is fourteen (14) days from last known contact/exposure to the individual positive for COVID-19. If the length of quarantine days is changed at the State and County levels, based on today’s updated CDC option, Springboro Schools will follow the direction of ODH and WCCHD.
Please know that as a district we are doing our best to keep our students, teachers, and staff healthy and safe. As we continue to adjust and change our protocols accordingly, we will keep you informed regarding the latest updates.