Masks will be optional for Simpson County School students and staff for the 2022-23 school year.
If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID and does not have symptoms, he or she should isolate at home for 5 days after the positive test result. Masking is recommended for another 5 days after ending isolation.
If a STUDENT OR STAFF member tests positive for COVID AND EXPERIENCES SYMPTOMS, THE PERSON SHOULD ISOLATE FOR 5 DAYS AFTER THE START OF SYMPTOMS. If symptoms are not improving after 5 days, the person should continue to isolate until symptoms begin to improve and the person has been fever-free for 24 hours. Masking is recommended for 5 days following the isolation period.
If a student must isolate due to a positive COVID TEST, THE STUDENT’S ABSENCES WILL BE EXCUSED when proper documentation is provided. Upon returning to school, students will be responsible for any assignments missed while isolated. Staff Members WILL USE SICK AND/OR PERSONAL DAYS FOR COVID-RELATED ABSENCES.
Simpson County Schools will not require students and staff to quarantine after a COVID exposure, those exposed should however monitor for symptoms.
If a person becomes symptomatic in the 10 days following exposure, the person should not attend school or work while symptoms are present. Testing is recommended.
If parents or staff have questions after a COVID exposure, they should contact their physician. If a student is ordered to quarantine by a medical professional (i.e. physician, local health department, nurse practitioner, or school nurse), the student’s absences will be excused when proper documentation is provided. Upon returning to school, students will be responsible for any assignments missed while quarantined. Staff Members will use sick and/or personal days for COVID-related absences.