If my student is awaiting a COVID test result, should they stay home while waiting for the results?
Yes. Please follow the established procedure for reporting your child's absence to the school.
If my student tests positive for COVID, who should I notify?
If your student tests positive, please report this information to his/her school office. Please see phone numbers listed below.
If a parent/guardian or other household family member is ill and is being tested, should the student stay home while waiting for the family member’s results?
If a household family member is awaiting a COVID test result for him/herself, it would be prudent and strongly recommended for all household members to stay home. However, if the student is without symptoms, this is not mandatory.
Could you describe Chardon Schools' collaboration with the Geauga Public Health Department in making decisions regarding who needs to quarantine?
Chardon Schools works with the Geauga Public Health Department, which as of February 17, 2021, designates at least a 10-day quarantine period (but will also support a full 14-day quarantine period) in the event that protocols - masking, hand-washing, distancing, etc. - are not met. Superintendent Hanlon confers regularly - multiple times per week - with GPH to ensure the district is doing everything possible to comply with quarantine requirements.
If an individual has been in a classroom setting in which they may have been in close contact with someone who has now tested positive for COVID, does the individual need to quarantine?
As of February 17, 2021 per new guidance from the Geauga Public Health Department, Chardon Schools will adhere to the 10-day quarantine period described above.
An exception to the 10-day quarantine order will be made if a K-12 student is considered to be a contact due only to a classroom exposure that occurred in a classroom where masking is enforced AND where all students are separated by a minimum of 6 feet. In that limited set of circumstances, the exposed student may return to the classroom but will otherwise still be in quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. If the quarantined student remains without symptoms at the end of the 10-day quarantine, the student is completely released from the 10-day quarantine order. The above exception does not apply to athletics and extracurriculars. Those students are required to quarantine.
What is the quarantine protocol for a vaccinated individual in the event of close contact with someone who has tested positive?
As of March 18, 2021, per new guidance from the Geauga Public Health Department, a fully vaccinated individual would not have to quarantine in the event of a close contact exposure as long as 2 or more weeks have passed since the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and as long as they show no symptoms of COVID-19. It is only after 2 weeks have passed since their second dose that they are considered to be fully protected. This means that if it has been less than 2 weeks since the second dose, they would still need to quarantine after an exposure. For more information, please see the following CDC link referenced by GPH.
What is the quarantine protocol for an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or was presumed positive at some point in time?
As of March 18, 2021, per new guidance from the Geauga Public Health Department, if an individual has tested positive or was presumed positive within the past 3 months and has recovered, they would not need to quarantine in the event of close contact with a positive case as long as the individual does not develop symptoms of COVID-19 after the exposure. For more information, please see the following CDC link referenced by GPH.
Who can I contact in the district if I have questions specific to the length of time I should quarantine my student due to a COVID diagnosis or potential exposure?
Please contact our head nurse, Mrs. Janice Hoffmann, at 440.286.0418 during school hours or email [email protected].
How do I arrange for my student's education continuity during a self-quarantine?
Please contact your student's teacher(s). If you need assistance accessing contact information for your student's teachers, please call the main phone number for your student’s school building:
CHS - 440.285.4057
CMS - 440.285.4062
Maple - KDG - 440.285.4066
Munson Elementary - 440.286.5901
Park Elementary - 440.285.4067
Tiny Toppers Preschool - 440.285.4066