Good Afternoon Nativity Families,
We hope everyone was able to get outside this past weekend and enjoy the lovely fall weather. It looks like we will have a wonderful weather week this week too!
As we continue to learn more about COVID, MDH continues to keep us updated on protocals for schools to follow to keep our community healthy. In previous communications, we had shared that if anyone in the household is getting tested, all family members need to stay home until the results are known. A new document has been updated to clarify this further. Now it states that if anyone in the household is getting tested due to a person in the household showing symptoms, then all family members need to stay home and quarantine and isolate from the symptomatic person until the test results come back. If a negative test result comes back for the person with symptoms, then the others in the house may return to normal activities. However, if a person in the house is getting tested due to an exposure outside the home, and the household member is NOT exhibiting any symptoms since the exposure (is asymptomatic), then the rest of the children in the household do NOT need to stay home until the results are back. Please note: a direct exposure will always result in a 14 day quarantine for the household member that was directly exposed, no matter the test results. Please click here to review the Exclusion clarification (page 1) and the quarantine/isolation information (page 4) provided to us by MDH. Please never hesitate to reach out to school if you have any questions about whether or not to keep your children home from school.
We are finding that families have struggled what isolation means within their home. Please see page 4 for further information.