Penn Manor is recommending that families contact their health provider for guidance if a student tests positive for COVID. For your information, below are the CDC recommendations for a person who tests positive.
If you test positive for COVID-19, it is recommended that you stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. Wear a high-quality mask when you must be around others at home and in public.
- If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5.
- Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.
- You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.
The PA Department of Health no longer recommends quarantine for individuals who are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID. Families may contact their physician for recommendations or concerns.
Parents will need to provide a parent note or doctor’s note for any missed school days.