Keystone current isolation and quarantine guidelines

Updated January 6, 2022

In light of the Omicron variant is traveling throughout the country and new guidance from the CDC, including the San Antonio area, we have modified our protocols regarding COVID-19:

If you test positive, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If you have been exposed:

  • You do not need to quarantine if:
  • You are ages 18 or older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
  • You are ages 5-17 years and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • You had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test).
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days after exposure.
  • Get tested after 5 days, if possible. Note: (the date of last close contact is considered Day 0).
  • You should quarantine if:
    • If you are unvaccinated, or have not received the full series of Pfizer/Moderna, or received the full series of Pfizer/Moderna more than 6 months ago and have not been boosted, or received J&J vaccine more than 2 months ago.
    • Even if you do not show symptoms, stay home for at least 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days. Test on Day 5 after suspected exposure.
    • If you do show symptoms, get a test and stay home until the symptoms end.
  • You have been exposed to the coronavirus if you have had close contact, which means: Someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. The CDC has stipulated an exception for K-12 schools, as long as infected and non-infected students are properly wearing masks.

Please get vaccinated if you can:

Currently, the CDC strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 5 and older and boosters for everyone 12 and older. To best protect the entire Keystone community, we ask that you please consider getting vaccinated and inform the nurses of your student’s vaccination status.