In light of recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the mandated five-day isolation period for individuals testing positive for COVID-19 is no longer in effect. Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) will adhere to this updated policy immediately, eliminating the requirement for a five-day isolation for students and staff diagnosed with COVID-19. Return to school or work is permitted once individuals have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medications and have shown an improvement in symptoms.

To support our community in navigating this endemic phase of COVID-19, FCCPS will continue to offer free rapid COVID-19 testing to all students and staff through our health clinics, ensuring that testing remains accessible to those who need it. We encourage everyone within our school community to exercise caution and stay home if experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or congestion to help prevent the spread of illnesses.

For further details on the CDC's revised guidelines and how they influence our school's health policies, please consult the full guidance or contact your school’s health clinic with any specific questions or concerns.