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GUIDANCE FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK RESPONSE PROTOCOLS IN PK-12

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED LINK TO THE PK - 12 OUTBREAK RESPONSE PROTOCOLS BOOK
(NOTE: SINCE DISTRICTS ARE GIVEN FLEXIBILITY, RIDOH MAY USE DIFFERENT LANGUAGE WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH YOU ABOUT THE DAYS REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE FOR TRAVEL OR BECAUSE YOU WERE IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT; HOWEVER, OUR GUIDELINES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE BARRINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS.)

Quarantine Changes:

As a result of the low transmission rates and high vaccination rates in Barrington, Barrington Public Schools is making changes to our quarantine requirements. All changes are currently aligned to the guidance of the RIDOH.

THESE CHANGES ARE RETROACTIVE TO ALL CASES FROM APRIL 25 THROUGH THE PRESENT. ANY STUDENTS OR STAFF CURRENTLY QUARANTINED FROM APRIL 25 WILL BE CONTACTED BY THEIR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR OR NURSE WITH A SHORTENED RETURN DATE.

💫PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT VACCINATED / NOT FULLY VACCINATED

Close Contact Change for Those Not Vaccinated - Return on Day 8 With Test

  1. Quarantine for 7 days with a Binax or PCR test on day 5 or later, and return to school with a negative test on day 8. (Replaces the 10-day quarantine)

Travel Quarantine for Those Not Vaccinated (if state is on the list for >5% positivity rate)- Return on Day 8 With Test if symptom free

  1. Quarantine for 7 days with a Binax or PCR test on day 5 or later, and return to school with a negative test on day 8. (Replaces the 10-day quarantine)

Even after ending your quarantine, watch for symptoms for a full 14 days.

Close Contact in the Home for Those Not Vaccinated - Return on Day 21 with Test

  1. No Changes. Quarantine begins after day 10 of the positive household member’s quarantine and lasts for 10 days, with testing required on day 8 or later of the close contact’s quarantine.

People Who Do Not Want to Test and Are Not Vaccinated Require a 14 Day Quarantine with Return on Day 15

💫PEOPLE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED

Close Contact Change for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson)

Travel Quarantine for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination prior to trip (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson)

Close Contact in the Home for Those Vaccinated

  1. No quarantine with proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after Johnson and Johnson). In school Binax for 5 days.


The CDC always recommends:

  • Watch for symptoms for a full 14 days.
  • Vaccinated close contacts and travelers should consider getting a COVID-19 test between 5 and 10 days after their last exposure or out-of-state travel.

If you get symptoms of COVID-19, isolate at home, call your healthcare provider, and get a COVID-19 test.

Travel restrictions change each week, on Monday. Please visit this RIDOH link to learn if a destination that you traveled to falls under Rhode Island quarantine requirements.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TESTING INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS

Update 3/31/21 RIDOH