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Updated COVID Guidance and Quarantine Information
Updated COVID Guidance and Quarantine Information
Townsend Schools Admin Team
Friday, August 27, 2021

Updated 9/21/2021
Links on updated COVID-19 Protocols and information from the Broadwater County Health Department:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...

https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...

https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...

CDC Guidance & Notes Updated for Schools:

Close Contact Exception: In the K–12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.

This exception does not apply to teachers, staff, or other adults in the indoor classroom setting.

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Previous Update Below:

This is only general information and a sample letter, from the County Health Department, being shared by the District for how cases/contact tracing will be handled this school year. You will be notified directly by the Health Department if you or your student are identified as a close contact.

Updated COVID Guidance and Quarantine Information from Broadwater County Health Department


COVID-19 cases are rising in Broadwater County.  Please ensure you are following the County Health Departments Guidance so that we can keep school safe and open.

Broadwater County Public Health, through routine contract tracing of a known positive COVID-19 individual, has reason to believe you have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, a contagious disease. This disease may present a serious health threat to you and others.  The purpose of this letter is to provide instructions based on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) guidance to limit the transmission of COVID-19 to others:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...

If you are fully vaccinated, (completing the Moderna and Pfizer 2 dose series or single dose of Janssen), wear a mask when out in public for 14 days after last day of exposure to a positive COVID-19 case and get tested 3-5 days after exposure.   

If you are unvaccinated, quarantine for 10 days, obtain a COVID-19 test and test again at 5-7 days after last exposure or immediately if you develop symptoms.  Quarantine means you separate yourself from others who have not been exposed to COVID-19 in order to prevent the spread of the disease.  This separation means to stay home, maintain at least 6 feet distance from others, and wear a mask if you have contact with others in the home.   

If you develop the following symptoms, then contact your primary care provider, local urgent care, or local emergency room for further guidance.  

•               New loss of taste or smell

•               Fever or chills

•               Cough

•               Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing ·      

•               Fatigue

•               Muscle or body aches

•               Headache

•               Sore throat

•               Congestion or runny nose

•               Nausea or vomiting


Please call the Health Department with any questions or concerns 266-5209