10 days, can’t test out
Seems overly cautious when there is no spread in schools. I wonder why they're not following the CDC.
I spoke at length with my pediatrician about this earlier this week. Apparently up to 30% of Covid infections are not caught with the 7 day test out model (no, I don’t have data on this- it’s just what I was told). He called that CDC guideline “completely unsafe.” 🤷🏻♀️
@Anonymous interesting, i wonder where he is seeing that data. I imagine not all exposures are equal, and an exposure within school, where everyone is masked and distanced and there has been zero spread, does not seem to be the place where we should apply the strictest of quarantines.
10 day quarantine, with a negative PCR (performed on the 10th day of quarantine). No testing out.
Our school exposure quarantine was the full 14 day up until a few days ago when they changed it to 10 days with a negative PCR test. It's not much shorter though since the PCR results take 2-3 days to come back. So by testing, you only get to go back to school 1 to 2 days earlier than the full 14 day quarantine with no test. I can understand the strict quarantine, but it's rough on siblings who are secondary contacts. For families with 3 kids at the same school, this can be a huge problem.
Our school just changed to that too. UWS co-ed?
@Anonymous Yes, must be at the same school.
It's pretty brutal for kids, and I've heard that some have been quarantined back to back and/or mutliple times. Not being able to leave home for two weeks is really bad for kids. I think if there hasn't been spread shown from the type of contact they should follow CDC guidelines and test out on day 7
Our school still has 14 day quarantine and I'm honestly fine with it. I just had a friend test positive on day 4 of her exposure - her child didn't test positive until day 11!
10 days, no testing out, though they do want you to get tested in the meantime. School has weekly testing which is done offsite from school -- if no symptoms, they want you to come in for it. My DC had to quarantine once, ended up testing twice before coming back (because of how the quarantine days fell), negative. So far, they have had no transmission in school, i.e., no one who had to quarantine because of exposure later tested positive.