As Alaska's Schools Hit With Covid, CRSD Sends Safety Guidelines To Local People

School District Discusses Quarantine, Symptoms, Cautions, & Exposure In August 30th Email To Copper Valley Residents  August 30th, 2021 ...

School District Discusses Quarantine, Symptoms, Cautions, & Exposure In August 30th Email To Copper Valley Residents 


August 30th, 2021

This school year has started with optimism. Yet, Covid clearly hovers in the background. (See stories in the Journal regarding Alaska's schools.) 

On Monday, August 30th, Glennallen High School's principal, Jason Williams, wrote to the public. "It was wonderful seeing all of our students in the building in a face to face setting." 

But there is an overshadowing concern. The Principal added: 
"Glennallen Jr./Sr. High School continues to encourage all families to follow the CDC guidelines to wash hands frequently, social distance as much as possible and it is highly encouraged to wear a mask. We will do our best to update parents as much as possible, on guidelines and expectations, especially during these uncertain times."


To remind people what these guidelines are, the Copper River School District sent the public proper safe CDC actions if you are exposed to Covid: 
"If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive."

Quarantine
Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

What to do
Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

After Quarantine 
Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure. If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or healthcare provider. You may be able to shorten your quarantine. Your local public health authorities make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Follow the recommendations of your local public health department if you need to quarantine.

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