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COVID Risk Mitigation

Updated: February 12, 2024: 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. Questions can be directed to Miquon’s COVID Team at

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 send proof of your child receiving the new vaccine for 2023-24 to
  • We strongly encourage parents to get the new vaccine if they are eligible, especially if they’d like to volunteer at school and/or attend field trips, but are not requiring it.

Someone in my child’s household has tested positive for COVID:

  • If your child remains symptom-free, your child may attend school but must wear a high-quality (e.g. KN95) mask for 10 days inside and outside. Please send masks with your child or have them pick them up in the office. 
  • Please advise and your child’s teachers so that we may help the student comply with our masking policy.
  • If your child has COVID symptoms, please consider keeping your child at home even if they test negative on a rapid test.

My child has tested positive for COVID:

  • Advise 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 through day 10. 

My child has mild cold symptoms (cough, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat) that normally would not keep them home from school: 

  • If your child has been in a high COVID-risk situation, e.g. attended a large indoor gathering or traveled on a plane, or has a family member in the home who has tested positive for COVID please consider keeping your child home from school.
  • Please send at least 2 masks with them to school so they can mask inside while they are experiencing symptoms.

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. 

A classroom has a COVID exposure 

  • If students are at school when we find out about exposure, those exposed will wear a mask for 5 days. Parents of absent students will be notified by email.

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 and outside at school for 5 days.

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