Pause, Quarantine, and Contact Tracing

Pausing, quarantining, and contact tracing are tools we use to keep schools safe when a positive COVID-19 case is reported. 

New Guidance for Returning to School After Quarantine, Pause, or Isolation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance for isolation and quarantine in late December, with multiple updates in January. This guidance reduces isolation and quarantine to five days. The VDH states that school districts may choose to continue more stringent isolation and quarantine requirements or may implement the new CDC guidance.