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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School is dedicated to the health and safety of our school community.

Given the CDC announcement on Friday, March 19 allowing schools to maintain 3 feet of social distance rather than 6 ft as long mask wearing is enforced, we have updated our quarantining guidelines. These guidelines went into effect on Monday March 22.

A student who tests positive for COVID 19 needs to quarantine for 14 days but a close contact to a positive with no symptoms will follow the guidelines below:

  • A close contact to a positive with no symptoms can end their quarantine 10 days after exposure without testing OR 7 days after exposure with a negative PCR test (testing should take place 3-5 days after exposure).
  • If the positive case is a household member further investigation will need to be done to determine quarantine dates.
  • If a student has been infected and recovered from COVID-19 within the last 90 days they may not need to quarantine for the full 7/10 days, but will be asked to produce a medical note identifying the date of infection. They may also be asked to produce a negative PCR test.

Please note, that 14 days remains the most protective numbers of days post exposure and symptom monitoring should continue in that period.

With Spring Break on the horizon and restrictions easing we are aware that more travel may occur in the coming weeks. We want to remind everyone that the CDC maintains strict guidelines on any international travel and your airline will likely require you to get tested before travel back to the United States. Upon return:

  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel.
  • With no test quarantine for 10 days and monitor symptoms for 14 days.

Please continue to complete the Ruvna health tool each morning, monitor for symptoms, stay home when not feeling well, and keep open the lines of communication with the school. Together we can have a safe and productive spring semester.

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