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Updated DHEC Quarantine Periods

Isolation Guidelins 

 

Quarantine periods are enforced consistently in alignment with DHEC recommendations, which currently require a minimum of five (5) days of quarantine for close contacts. There are three options for the quarantine period schools/school districts can use as long as all conditions listed below are met:

1. Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms were reported during daily symptom monitoring. 

2. Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a viral test is negative AND if no symptoms were reported during daily symptom monitoring.

  • The viral test must be collected no sooner than Day 5, but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than completion of Day 7.
  • Viral tests include those collected by a swab of the nose or throat (PCR or antigen tests). Blood tests for antibodies may not be used to shorten quarantine.
  • A mask must be worn through Day 10.

3. Quarantine can end after Day 5 if a viral test is negative AND if no symptoms were reported during daily symptom monitoring.

  • The viral test must be collected no sooner than Day 4, and quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than completion of Day 5.
  • A mask must be worn through Day 10.

 

 

To report any issues or COVID-19 safety violations
Email:  safeline@charleston.k12.sc.us 
Call: 843-937-6301

Reminder to Parents/Guardians
 
Please help our schools safe by monitoring your child for any symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, and do not send them to school if they are symptomatic or if they have been in close contact with a COVID-positive person outside of school. The most common symptoms include new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and loss of taste and smell.