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COVID-19 District Protocols

Please note that the following information only applies to individuals (student/staff) who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

For students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 (Current Isolation criteria): 

  • The isolation period is 5 days from the onset of symptoms. The day symptoms start is day 0.
  • If you test positive without symptoms then the date the test was collected is day 0.
  • You must be without fever (temperature below 100) for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication prior to returning to school.
  • You must check in with the School Nurse/Supervisor upon return to school. 
  • As required by DHEC, students and staff who choose to return after day 5 must wear a mask for days 6-10. 


Household contacts may continue to attend school/work as long as they have no symptoms. If symptoms begin then they must have a negative test in order to continue attending. 


Students and staff experiencing COVID-19 symptoms may return to school when symptoms resolve and they have: 

  • Complete the criteria above for COVID-19 OR 
  • Tested negative for COVID-19 OR 
  • A medical evaluation determines that their symptoms were more likely due to another cause (e.g. asthma exacerbation, strep throat, etc.). In this latter case, the individual can return when they meet criteria for that condition. A doctor’s note should be provided that asserts the individual is clear to return to school based on a more likely diagnosis that requires no further exclusion or states the return criteria based on some other exclusion.


COVID Leave for Employees

Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, employees will not have any absence event that is related to COVID-19 covered by the District. COVID-19 codes have been deactivated in AESOP. Employees will not be allowed to work from home due to COVID-19 or any other type of absence.


Updated July 19, 2022