Ware County Schools COVID Practice/Procedures for Students
Revised July 21, 2022
Ware County Schools’ current practice is to consider guidance from the CDC, the Department of Health, and local health officials in determining COVID procedures. An individual’s vaccination or booster status is not a factor in determining procedures.
Students who test positive
Positive students may return to school after 5 full days of isolation if the student is symptom-free and has no temperature without fever-reducing medicine for at least 24 hours prior to returning. Day 0 is the day of symptom onset or the date tested for isolation if symptom-free. For exposure, day 0 is the last day of exposure to the positive case. When a student is out for COVID, notes should be made in the student’s Infinite Campus attendance record.
Students who are exposed at school
Ware County Schools has suspended contact tracing until further notice. Should circumstances change and we find the need to reinitiate contact tracing, that practice will resume.
Students and staff are encouraged to practice good hygiene habits to stay healthy and avoid the spread of illness:
Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, not your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Stay home if you are sick, especially if you have a fever. If you have a fever, do not go to work or attend class until you are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
It can be challenging knowing whether your child is too ill to go to school. A great resource for families is our When is sick too sick for school? document that outlines symptoms to consider when choosing to stay home.
We appreciate your partnership in supporting the health and safety of our school communities.