9/1/21: Close Contact Update
Please note DHEC’s most recent updates in regards to close contact definition.
Close contact is defined as having direct contact with a confirmed positive case within 3 feet or less for 15 minutes or more for students in K-12, and within 6 feet or less for 15 minutes or more for adults over a 24 hour period.
The following will apply to close contact and quarantine determinations:
- If a positive student and a close contact both were wearing a mask then they must be at least 3 feet apart to avoid quarantine.
- If one of the involved students was not wearing a mask then they must be at least 6 feet apart to avoid quarantine.
You can find these updates at https://www.ccsdschools.com/domain/2923
DHEC Close Contact Scenarios:
From page 28 and 29, SCDHEC COVD-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools
COVID 19 Information:
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