To follow the new Ohio Department of Health quarantine guidelines release on October 25, 2021, Hamilton Local School District will be updating our quarantine guidelines to follow. At this time masks are optional throughout the district.
The quarantine guidelines are as follows:
MASK TO STAY
Close contacts in a school environment, regardless of vaccination or masking status, may remain in the classroom environment if they:
Wear a mask for 14 days after their last date of exposure.
Self-monitor, or parent-monitor, for symptoms of COVID-19.
Isolate and get tested if they start to experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 (regardless of level of severity).
Students and staff may discontinue these quarantine procedures after seven days if they meet two basic criteria: one – they don’t develop symptoms by day seven, and two – they test negative between days five through seven.
TEST TO PLAY
Asymptomatic close contacts in a school environment may continue to participate in extracurricular activities if they:
Wear a mask when able, after exposure has occurred. This includes wearing a mask during transportation, such as traveling on a team bus to and from games; while in locker rooms; while sitting or standing on the sidelines; and any time the mask will not interfere with breathing, the activity in which they are participating, or create a safety hazard.
Test on initial notification of exposure to COVID-19.
Test again between days five through seven following exposure to COVID-19. If they are negative at this time, they will test out of quarantine after day seven and can resume normal activities.
Tests can be PCR or Antigen tests, but not over the counter, according to new guidance.
Please contact Chelsea Snider, District Nurse, at the school at 614-491-8044 ex 1810 prior to returning to the building or if you develop symptoms during the quarantine period.