DHEC has revised its COVID-19 Guidance for Schools and updated the SC DHEC Exclusion List.
Isolation requirements for those who test positive with COVID-19 remain unchanged. Isolation is required for all individuals who test positive with COVID-19.
Schools must ensure that students and staff stay home or go home if:
1. They are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. They must remain at home until they meet criteria for return
2. They have tested positive for COVID-19. They must remain at home until they meet criteria for return.
Students and staff who test positive for COVID must isolate for a minimum of 5 days. They may return to academic settings after 5 days of isolation, as long as they have been fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication and symptoms have significantly improved and a mask is worn. If the CDC guidance regarding the use of masks changes, new information will be provided.
Contact tracing is no longer required UNLESS:
** 20% of people in a classroom, on a sports team or in other groups test positive with COVID-19 or have been sent home or are absent because they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, within 72 hours of each other. In these instances, when 5 or more (or 20%) in a group are positive or symptomatic, quarantine is required for close contacts
The COVID testing site at LHS will not be open for the 2022-2023 school year. Home tests are acceptable as long as they are accompanied with the proper DHEC forms. Test kits and Attestation Forms are available in the nursing office. Parents/guardians will need to contact Nurse Sherrill @ 803-286-7042 for test kits.