NEW GUIDANCE ISSUED FROM CDC – December 2020
While the standard 14 days remains the safest quarantine method, the new guidance permits shorter alternative quarantine lengths with specific additional precautions. You can review the full guidelines here.
How do these two alternatives affect Oakdale students or staff?
- A student or staff member that has been exposed can end self-quarantine at 7 days after exposure (return on day 8) if they test negative and have no symptoms. The test can be a PCR or rapid test and should be taken within 48 hours of the end of the quarantine period.
- Without a test, a student or staff member may self-quarantine for 10 days after exposure (return on day 11) and monitor symptoms for four more days.
The guidance further states that when a shortened quarantine option is chosen, the following must be in place through the entire 14 day period after exposure:
- Daily symptom monitoring
- Correctly and consistently wearing a mask
- Maintain social distancing
OKLAHOMA SDE COVID-19 RESOURCES
OK STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Risk Levels Alert System
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION