COVID Risk Mitigation
We will follow these procedures during the 23-24 school year. As has been true throughout the pandemic, our primary goal is to keep kids in school, protect the most vulnerable among us, and keep our community healthy. We will continue to make decisions and may update these procedures based on expert public health advice.
Q. Does my child need the COVID vaccine to attend Miquon?
- Yes, Miquon requires that all students and staff be up-to-date with the vaccine and boosters. Please contact Julia Rolf with questions.
Q. Someone in my child’s household has tested positive for COVID:
- Administer a rapid test every morning for 7 days before your child comes to school or gets on the bus.
- Email a photo of the negative test each morning to email@example.com.
- If the household positive is masking around your child in the home or isolating from them, your child does not need to wear a mask inside while they test to stay.
- Please contact Sarah Smith-Centz or Alison Glick for free rapid tests for home use.
Q. My child has tested positive for COVID:
- Notify Sarah, Alison, and your child’s classroom teachers via email.
- Your child must stay home for at least 5 days and can return to school on day 6 if their symptoms are resolving. Day 1 is either the positive test result OR the onset of cold symptoms.
- Your child must mask both inside and outside at school when they return on day 6.
- If your child tests negative on 2 rapid tests taken 24 hours apart, they may unmask outside and inside during days 6-10.
Q. My child has mild cold symptoms that normally would not keep them home from school:
- Perform a rapid test at home and send a photo of the results via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If your child’s symptoms include cough, sneezing, runny nose, or sore throat, please send at least 2 masks with them to school so they can mask inside while they are experiencing symptoms.
Q. My child is sick with a non-COVID illness:
- Your child should stay home from school.
- They can return to school when they have been fever-free for 24 hours without medication, or 24 hours after the last time they vomited or had diarrhea.
- If their symptoms are respiratory, your child should stay home until they can comfortably wear a mask inside.
- Siblings of sick children can come to school.
If we confirm three or more cases of COVID in a classroom within a 7-10 day period we may implement a mask “sprint” and require all students and staff to mask inside at school for 5 days.
We may contact families in your child’s classroom to notify them of an in-school exposure. We maintain confidentiality about health issues at all times. You can help by notifying families with whom you have had playdates, sleepovers, or other significant contact.