AllentownSchool District

COVID-19 Scenarios

Updated August 12, 2022

*ASD does not accept home tests for proof of negative results. 
*Students/Staff  who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 will be escorted to isolation and asked to mask while waiting for parent/guardian pick up from the health room. 


Scenarios

Exclude from School

                                   

Return to School After...

#1- COVID-19 symptoms

per ASD Screening Tool

Yes

Vaccination status does not matter

Individuals should be tested for COVID-19. If they choose not to test, they must isolate for 5 days from the onset of symptoms. The day symptoms started is counted as day 0. A mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school.

If the test is positive, individual must isolate for 5 days from the onset of symptoms. The day symptoms started is counted as day 0. May return to school on day 6 if symptoms have improved and they have been fever free for 24 hours without taking a fever reducing medication. A mask must be worn from day 6 through day 10. 

If the test is negative, individual may return to school after 24 hours of being fever free, without taking a fever reducing medication, and if symptoms have improved. Home tests are not accepted.

#2-Positive COVID-19 test

with symptoms per ASD  Screening Tool

Yes

Vaccination status does not matter

Individual must isolate for 5 days from the start of symptoms. The day symptoms started is counted as day 0. May return to school on day 6 if symptoms have improved and they have been fever free for 24 hours without taking a fever reducing medication. A mask must be worn from day 6 through day 10.

#3- Positive COVID-19 test  without symptoms per ASD Screening Tool

Yes

Vaccination status does not matter

Individual must isolate for 5 days from the test day. The day the test was taken is counted as day 0. A mask must be worn for 5 full days upon return to school. 

#4- Household member tests positive for COVID-19


No


Vaccination status does not matter


Regardless of vaccination status, the CDC recommends that individuals living with a household member who tests positive, monitor for symptoms, wear a mask for 10 days, and test on day 5. 



#5 - Travel 

Depends on vaccine status 

Guidance related to travel and quarantine after travel depends on immunization status and changes frequently. For the most current guidance visit the CDC. 

Guidance on Domestic Travel:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html 

Guidance on International Travel:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html