BPSD COVID-19 Guidance
District COVID-19 Alert Level
Face coverings are optional
Optional 6' distancing for immunocompromised individuals upon request & when feasible
Positive cases must isolate for at least 5 days with masking recommended on days 6-10
No in-school contact tracing, notifications, or district-imposed quarantines
No COVID restrictions on visitors, spacing, assemblies, field trips, activities, capacities, or third-party use
If you have symptoms, get tested.
If you do a rapid antigen test, false positives are quite rare, so a positive result is considered confirmation you have COVID-19. But a negative result from an antigen test is false about half the time, so if you get a negative antigen test result, it is recommended that you schedule PCR testing and stay home until you receive a negative result.
You can order free rapid self-tests, shipping 7-12 days later, at COVIDtests.gov.
- Positive Cases
If a student tests positive for an active case of COVID-19, parents must report that to the school.
Whenever a district staff member tests positive for an active case of COVID-19, they must report that to their supervisor for the same reasons.
Each school has one or more case trackers who have completed a certification course from Johns Hopkins. They need to know:
The date the sample was taken that later tested positive for COVID-19.
The date on which any COVID-19 signs or symptoms developed.
That information is used to determine an individual's infectious period so that the contact tracer can determine the mandatory isolation period. A person who tests positive must isolate and will not be allowed back onto school property until at least 5 days after their positive test OR the onset of their symptoms. Even then, they must have 24 hours with no fever (and no fever-reducing medicine) AND improvement in their symptoms AND should commit to wearing a surgical or N95 mask for 5 additional days when in our schools and on a school bus. They also have the option to avoid masking and still protect others by instead completing the full 10-day isolation period.
Students are expected to engage via Distance Learning while under self-quarantine or isolation UNLESS they are too ill.
Close Contacts & Household Members
Paxlovid Antiviral Treatment