Health Information

should i keep my child home?

Please keep your child home based on the guidelines below and communicate symptoms and testing to the nurse so we can take the necessary steps to keep the Assumption Community safe. If you are unsure, please keep your child home and contact the school nurse through Brightwheel, FastDirect or at nurse@assumptionstl.org to discuss your family's health related questions and concerns.

YOUR UNVACCINATED CHILD MUST stay home if he/she has...

    • 1 low risk symptom

    • close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

        • Ex: Your child spent the night at a friend's house and the friend developed symptoms within 48 hours of the sleepover and then tested positive.

        • Note: Siblings not exposed are considered second hand exposure and do not need to quarantine unless the exposed sibling develops symptoms.

YOUR UNVACCINATED CHILD AND UNVACCINATED SIBLINGS MUST stay home if anyone living in the home has/is ...

      • 1 high risk symptom

      • 2 or more low risk symptoms

      • 1 low risk symptom and known exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19

          • Ex: Your child played at the neighbor's house. The neighbor developed symptoms within 48 hours of your child being there and then tested positive. Your child now has congestion.

      • being tested for COVID-19

      • a positive COVID-19 test result, even if asymptomatic

      • a babysitter, grandparent, or close contact from your "inner circle" develops symptoms, is being tested for COVID-19 or has a positive test result

A close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting from 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.

How long should I or my child quarantine?

Although the CDC still recommends a 14-day quarantine, St. Louis County Department of Public Health allows a 10-day quarantine period. Please see the chart below to navigate quarantine length for you and you family members.

What is a quarantine and how is it different from isolation?

Please use the links below for links to information from the CDC.

CDC Quarantine Information

Quarantine vs. Isolation

Note: A negative test result does not end a quarantine early.

HOw can I keep myself, my family and others safe?

Please use the links below for additional information from the CDC.