COVID Information/Protocols 2022-2023
Revised by CDC August 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-12 students at Lake Tahoe School beginning Monday, August 22, 2022. PreK students will be subject to different guidelines to be published shortly.
- 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 on day 5. 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.
- Students returning to school are required to wear a high-quality mask through day 10.