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REPORTING A COVID POSITIVE RESULT TO SCHOOL

Q & A FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Receiving the news that someone in your family is COVID positive is upsetting, and even more so when it is your child. FCCPS is here to support parents and guardians, students, staff, and families should this occur. Below are some helpful questions and answers should your family be in this situation.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE?

Anyone who tests positive for COVID must remain isolated. Anyone in your household who is not vaccinated or is vaccinated and showing symptoms must also stay at home.

WHO DO I CONTACT ?

Use the COVID Positive/Exposure Reporting Form to report all COVID positive cases and exposures. This will facilitate the contact tracing process and help determine the student’s “Return to School” date. Someone from the School Health Team will contact the person who submitted the form after reviewing the information.

After submitting the form, there is one more step.

  • Staff members should contact supervisors to report that they will be absent from work.

  • Parents should use the school attendance email to report a student's absence.

HOW DOES MY STUDENT DO THEIR SCHOOL WORK WHEN THEY CANNOT COME TO SCHOOL IN PERSON?

Should a student be placed in isolation or quarantine, the school will work with the family to ensure they have access to meaningful instructional activities via Schoology and can live-stream into their classroom(s).  

CAN THE OTHER STUDENTS IN THE HOME COME TO SCHOOL IN PERSON?

Any other student(s) in the home can come to school provided they are fully vaccinated or have had COVID in the last 90 days and do not have any symptoms. Parents and guardians must provide a copy of their child’s vaccine card to verify that they are vaccinated for the siblings in the household to attend school. Please upload your student’s vaccination card here: FCCPS Voluntary Student Vaccination Card Form

WHEN CAN MY STUDENT RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER BEING COVID POSITIVE?

The School Health Team will review the information provided on the COVID Positive/Exposure Reporting Form regarding the date of exposure and start of symptoms to determine the date that each student can return to school.

Contact your student’s healthcare provider with questions regarding your child’s condition. Remember to contact 911 in the event of an emergency.