COVID Risk Mitigation
Having successfully managed the Miquon community’s response to COVID, we have crafted the following policies, documents, and FAQs to help our community stay safe and healthy at school. We continue to make decisions based on expert public health advice.
Note: The COVID Compact is available in the Family Portal and must be signed by September 6.
Q: My child has mild cold symptoms that would not normally keep them home. What should I do?
A: Give them a rapid antigen test at home, emailing a photo of the results to [email protected] along with the type of test you administered and the time administered. Alternatively, you can email or call Chris (610-828-1231) to arrange testing of your child at arrival. Your child must not take the bus/van and should be driven to school. After dropping off your child, you will need to park in the River Park lot and wait 15-20 minutes for the results.
Q: My child has contracted COVID. What should I do?
A: Your child will need to stay home for at least five (5) days, and can return to school if symptoms are resolved on day 6. If your child returns before day 10, they should continue masking outside at school. Some children will test negative on day 6; some continue to test positive for 9-10 days. Please continue testing until your child tests negative.
Q: Someone in my household has tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
A: If the positive person in your house is able to fully isolate from your child and/or wear a high-filtration KN95 mask in the house at all times, and your child remains asymptomatic, your child can “test to stay.” You may rapid test your child at home each morning or we can test them at school. In this situation, your child should mask indoors and outdoors at school until the infected person at home tests negative.
Q: My child was exposed to a non-household contact who has tested positive for COVID. What should I do?
A: If your child is fully vaccinated and remains asymptomatic, they can continue to attend school and we will “test to stay” by administering rapid antigen tests (at home or at school per the procedure in the first question above) on days 3, 5, and 7 post exposure.
Q: My child is home sick with a non-COVID illness, as determined by a doctor. When can they return to school?
A: Your child can return when they are fever-free without medication for 24 hours, or 24 hours after they last vomited or had diarrhea.
Q: What else can parents do to help with COVID mitigation?
A: As is evident from the outbreak of new variants, we may be done with COVID but the disease is not done with us. The best thing you can do is follow the advice of trusted public health experts: ensure that you and your eligible children are fully vaccinated and “boosted”; mask when indoors with people outside your family “bubble”; avoid crowds; get tested if you are exposed to the virus or have symptoms; and communicate with Miquon about your child’s situation. And please email your child’s vaccine cards to Chris as soon as possible and a new version after they receive a booster.