Oct. 19, 2020

The guidelines below reflect Trinity School’s current practice as of October 19, 2020, based on the guidance of the Midland County Health Department. As with all policies related to COVID, these guidelines are subject to change and to individual cases. In the event of a confirmed case or exposure to a confirmed case, families must notify the School to determine next steps.

Guidelines for Confirmed Cases

List of 4 items.

  • School Notification

    As part of our commitment to keeping our community safe and to continuing in-person learning, clear communications between families and the School are essential. For its part, the School will continue to notify all families of positive cases on campus as well as to notify and advise the families of close contacts to positive cases. Because of privacy requirements, the School will not provide information about case trajectories as the course of a case does not change Health Department recommendations for a response.

    The School’s ability to follow these protocols depends on family cooperation. While we understand the temptation to stay quiet and therefore avoid the inconvenience and unpleasantness of a quarantine period, not sharing this information places the people in our community at risk, increases the likelihood of the spread of the virus, and jeopardizes our ability to continue with in-person classes.
  • Scenario 1: If a student/faculty member has a confirmed case

    The student/faculty member must isolate at home and may return to school when all four criteria below are met:
    1. At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications)
    2. Improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
    3. At least ten days have passed since the positive test result or symptoms first appeared
    4. The health department sends a release to return to school/work. Send the release to 
  • Scenario 2: If a student/faculty member has a confirmed case in his/her household

    Because a person living in the house with a positive person has many more opportunities for exposure (infection) to a positive household member, the following guidelines apply: 
    1. If asymptomatic, household contacts must remain quarantined 14 days beyond the positive house contact’s 10-day recovery period. Therefore, the quarantine period can be 20-24 days for asymptomatic household contacts. 
    2. If the household contact becomes symptomatic and/or tests positive, then they must follow the guidelines for Scenario 1 to return to school.
  • Scenario 3: If a student/faculty member is exposed to a confirmed case not in his/her household

    1. As long as the student/faculty member remains asymptomatic, the student/faculty member must isolate at home for 14 days. If the exposed person becomes symptomatic or tests positive,  then the guidelines for Scenario 1 should be followed.
    2. The siblings and other household members do not need quarantine unless they also had exposure to a confirmed case.

When to Stay Home

Proper Face Coverings

How to Wash Your Hands

Sanitizing Your Hands

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