LCSC has shared the following information with families and staff:
Frequently Asked Questions presentation at the October 19, 2021 school board meeting
LCSC changed quarantine requirements applied when a student can return from quarantine after being identified as a close contact to a person who is positive for COVID-19 due to masks now being required. On September 16, 2021, Boone County Health Department allowed LCSC to begin to waive the 6’ distancing requirement for students returning early from quarantine. The reason cited in this request is the article “What Science Says About Preventing COVID-19 in North Carolina’s K-12 Schools” from the ABC Science Collaborative.
This change allows LCSC to remove the mandated 14-day quarantine and return asymptomatic staff and students from quarantine according to the following:
Asymptomatic individuals, unless fully vaccinated or recovered from a COVID-19 infection within the past 90 days, who are identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case shall quarantine, including exclusion from preschools, daycare settings, employment, and public places, until:
10 days after the date of last exposure, following additional precautions for days 11-14;
7 days after date of last exposure with a negative PCR or rapid test from a medical or testing facility result occurring on day 5 or later, following additional precautions for days 8-14.