COVID Information/Protocols 2022-2023

Revised by CDC November 2022

For the 2022-2023 School year, there are no mandates from the State of Nevada regarding COVID. However, schools throughout the state are recommended to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines – and Lake Tahoe School is no exception. As with any infectious disease, faculty, staff, and students with fever, cough, or other cold symptoms such as congestion or runny nose should stay home from school to avoid infecting others.

The following updated information applies to all faculty, staff, and K-8 students at Lake Tahoe School. PreK students are subject to different guidelines formulated by the State of Nevada. For PreK questions, please contact our PreK Director Joan Skelly at joan.skelly@laketahoeochool.org.

  • Vaccinations: CDC recommends COVID-19 primary series vaccines for everyone ages six months and older and COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages five years and older, if eligible. The current COVID-19 vaccine and booster recommendations can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html#recommendations.
  • Exposure: Quarantine for people exposed to COVID is no longer required. If exposed to COVID-19 and non-symptomatic, it is recommended to wear a high-quality mask for ten days and get tested at least five full days after your last exposure. Tests are recommended even if you are non-symptomatic. If you test negative, continue taking precautions through day 10.
  • If COVID-like symptoms arise, it is recommended to remain at home until symptoms resolve and test for COVID.
  • Positive Test Results: A positive COVID test requires the infected person to stay home for at least five days and isolate themselves from others. Calculating how many days to isolate should include counting the first day of positive testing as Day “0.” People are likely most infectious during the first five days.
    • If, after five days, people are fever-free for 24 hours without medication, and symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after day five and return to school.
    • If you have moderate to severe symptoms and continue to exhibit them, you need to isolate through day 10.
    • Students and faculty returning to school must wear a high-quality mask through day 10. However, with two sequential negative antigen tests 48 hours apart, you may remove your mask sooner than day 10.

For further information regarding COVID guidelines, please visit the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html.