School district adopting CDC guidelines
The Marshalltown Community School District is adopting new COVID-19 Centers for Disease Control guidelines, which apply to people who have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case and have no symptoms.
The new guidelines include:
• Anyone exposed to COVID-19, who does not have symptoms and gets tested after the fifth day of quarantine and tests negative, will need to quarantine for seven days from the date of exposure.
• If anyone has been exposed to COVID-19, has no symptoms and chooses not to get tested, they need to quarantine for 10 days from the date of exposure.
• If anyone has been exposed to COVID-19 and has symptoms, they need to continue a 14-day quarantine and get tested.
• Anyone who tests positive at any point, should isolate for 10 days from symptom onset or date of testing, whichever occurred first.
Symptom monitoring and wearing a mask should continue even if quarantine is shortened.
The school district will no longer require staff or students to quarantine for 14 days following out-of-the-country travel, unless known exposure occurred during the trip.