Oakwood Schools is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for all students in a safe environment within the District’s means. The District will monitor the situation and make changes if necessary.
August 2022 CDC Guidelines
If you are exposed to COVID-19:
- Instead of quarantining, wear a high quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms and are awaiting test results:
- Isolate if you are sick and suspect you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.
When you receive your test results and they are positive:
Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. For additional information, visit the CDC Quarantine and Isolation calculator.
- If you had no symptoms
- Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result)
- Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested
- If you had symptoms
- Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive
- Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started
- If you had no symptoms
Wear a high-quality mask when you must be around others at home and in public
- If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication and your symptoms are improving or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation.
- Avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.
- Wear a high-quality mask through day 10.
- If your COVID-19 symptoms worsen, restart your isolation at day 0. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions about your symptoms or when to end isolation.
When you receive your results are they are negative:
- You can end your isolation
Additional information can be found on the CDC website and on the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator
Oakwood Schools Mask Policy 2022 - 2023
Face masks remain optional for PK-12 students, staff and visitors while in Oakwood Schools’ buildings during school hours.
Individuals who prefer to wear masks will have the support of the District.
The only "definitive way" to know the difference between a nasty cold, strep throat or a mild breakthrough infection of COVID-19 is by testing.
Regardless of the diagnosis, health experts urge those who are feeling unwell to stay home and follow public health strategies practiced throughout the pandemic such as masking and good hand hygiene.
Oakwood Schools has at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests available. Contact your school nurse or District Abby Riedel to obtain a test.
Statewide Testing Centers
Vaccines and Boosters
To find vaccine and booster availability, visit Vaccines.gov. Enter your zip code and what you are looking for and you will be provided a list of options and appointments.
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