Latest Language from the CDC on COVID--
"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shortened its recommendations for the length of isolation and quarantine periods amid the Omicron surge. People with COVID-19 should isolate for five days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving, without fever for 24 hours, follow that with five days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. It's hoped the new guidance will be helpful for schools trying to maintain in-person learning while facing an increase of coronavirus cases."
Rankin ISD Board of Trustees will be discussing this at the board meeting on January 10th. It is the Upton County Health advisory's recommendation to do the following:
Households will be Quarantined for five days if there is a positive case in the household. Students and staff can return to school on the sixth day if symptoms have subsided and they have been fever free for at least 24 hours (a negative covid test is not required to return back to school according to the new cdc guidelines) It will be recommended that those that return from quarantine wear a mask for the next five days. However, local health officials
More to come after the board meeting next Monday night.
Until then the district will follow its existing policy. Our current policy states that the district will honor and follow all medical provider recommendations. The district will not enforce quarantine families without it being recommended by a medical provider.
Again, this could be fluid given the current circumstances. This will be the current recommendation, but, as we all know, things can change very quickly.
Have a blessed day!