In response to Governor Reynolds' new Covid-19 recommendations, close contacts of COVID-19 positive cases will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days if a face-covering was worn consistently and correctly by the positive case and close contacts. The positive case still must isolate. The close contacts should self-monitor.
It is extremely important for students and staff to wear a face-covering that fully covers both the nose and mouth (not a face shield or a mask with exhalation valve) correctly and consistently and only remove them briefly for a drink or eating. The District will continue to work closely with the Scott County Health Department (SCHD) and decisions regarding quarantine requirements will be made on a case by case basis. IDPH and the SCHD are still recommending 6-foot social distancing in addition to the masking as layers of protection.
Correct worn face-coverings will protect students and staff from further quarantine. How to Proper Wear a Face Mask: Infographic - John Hopkins Medicine