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RIDOH: COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS

RIDOH has developed a COVID-19 Testing Program for all RI PK-12 public and private school students, faculty and staff who have been identified as a close contact of a positive case, or are a classmate of a positive case. Services are available in multiple languages.

Click here to search for a testing site near you. Call 844-857-1814 or go to portal.ri.gov to make an appointment.

Symptoms of COVID-19

COVID and Allergies

IF YOUR CHILD HAS SYMPTOMS:

  • Please keep all unvaccinated children home from school

  • Report symptoms to the school nurse to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed

  • Email the school nurse if illness occurs outside of school hours

  • Communication is important to ensure contact tracing if there is a positive case

  • Please complete the AFTER- ILLNESS ATTESTATION FORM and send it to the school nurse when your child is ready to return to school

Protocol Summary for Symptomatic Person

IF YOUR CHILD OR SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS TESTED FOR COVID-19:

  • All unvaccinated children must stay home from school pending testing results

  • Rapid test results are usually available within hours

  • PCR (final) test results are usually available in 1-2 days

  • Unvaccinated household contacts must remain quarantined until all test results are confirmed negative

  • Please provide the school nurse with a copy of your child’s PCR test results and the AFTER- ILLNESS ATTESTATION FORM

BPS QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FOR CLOSE CONTACTS:

  • RIDOH offers multiple options for quarantine following exposure to COVID-19, but does not dictate which option schools/districts should choose to implement

  • BPS has shortened the required quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 to 7 days

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test is required on day 5 or later

  • Student may return to school on day 8

  • Continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days

  • BPS does not accept a negative COVID-19 test in lieu of quarantine

  • No quarantine is required if fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks after final dose in series)

  • RIDOH strongly encourages fully vaccinated people to get tested 3-5 days after close contact with an infected individual

TRAVEL QUARANTINE INFORMATION:

  • There is no law requiring quarantine after travel, however, RIDOH strongly recommends following CDC guidance on travel quarantine as the best public health practice

  • More information about these recommendations can be found here

  • DOMESTIC TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS

    • Vaccinated - do not need to test or self quarantine

    • Unvaccinated - test 3-5 days after travel, self-quarantine for 7 full days

  • INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

    • Vaccinated - test 3-5 days after travel, self-monitor for symptoms

    • Unvaccinated - test 3-5 days after travel AND self-quarantine for 7 full days

  • Students are not able to participate in distance learning during travel quarantine

  • Please speak with your principal or school nurse if you have any questions

COVID-19 TESTING IN OUR SCHOOLS:

  • Please use this LINK to provide consent for your Nayatt student to participate in random, asymptomatic testing at school

  • More information to follow...

Testing Protocol

FIND MORE INFORMATION FOR RI SCHOOLS IN THE UPDATED PLAYBOOK. PLEASE SPEAK TO THE SCHOOL NURSE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS OUR DISTRICT PLAN MAY VARY.

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