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COVID Update August 27, 2021

Tuscarora School District COVID Contact Tracing Details

Effective August 26, 2021-Subject to change as needed


Positive COVID-19 Test:

  • Any individual (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who tests positive MUST isolate for 10 days.

Symptomatic:

  • Any individual (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who displays symptoms of COVID should NOT come to school and may contact the school nurse for further discussion.

“Close Contact” is defined by the CDC as being within 6 feet of an infected (COVID positive) person for a total of 15 minutes in a 24 hour period.  


Close Contact (Vaccinated individual) with a person who has tested positive:

  • Individual does not quarantine;
  • Individual MUST wear a mask on school transportation and indoors for 14 days;
  • Individual may show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 2-5 days after exposure in order to eliminate masking requirements.

Close Contact (Unvaccinated individual) with a person who has tested positive:

  • Individual does not need to quarantine;
  • If individual chooses NOT to quarantine, individual MUST wear a mask on school transportation and indoors for 14 days;
  • If individual begins to display symptoms, the individual must isolate for 10 days beyond symptom onset.

Close Contact (Unvaccinated Individual) with a person who has tested positive and with whom the individual continues to have close contact (i.e living in same household with no ability to avoid continued close contact):

  • Individual will quarantine for 10 days with the positive person;
  • After first 10 days, the individual no longer needs to quarantine;
  • If individual chooses NOT to quarantine after the first 10 days, individual MUST wear a mask on school transportation and indoors for 14 days;
  • If individual begins to display symptoms, the individual must isolate for 10 days beyond symptom onset.