COVID-19 has been labeled as a Level II Infectious Disease; therefore, WCSD will apply the same notification procedures for COVID-19 as it does other Level II illnesses like MRSA. Parents and staff will be notified when three or more positive cases are confirmed in a single classroom or one athletic team within one week. WCSD will not post weekly COVID-19 reports online during the 2022-23 school year.
Following DPH and CDC guidelines, it is recommended that those who test positive for COVID-19 stay home 5 days and be fever-free for 24 hours with other symptoms improving before returning to school/work. Absences for positive students will be excused with a parent or doctor's note. Based on the latest CDC guidance, close contacts are not required to quarantine. However, absences for those who choose to quarantine following an exposure will be excused with a parent note.
Updated: August 15, 2022