December 3, 2020 Email: Hays CISD Information Regarding COVID QuarantinesPosted by Tim Savoy on 12/3/2020 3:00:00 PM
Dear Hays CISD Family,
On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an update, “Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing.” You can read the entire update at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/scientific-brief-options-to-reduce-quarantine.html
The update, which you have likely seen reported in the news, provides for optional, shorter close-contact quarantine timeframes in certain circumstances. However, it upholds the CDC’s current recommendation of a 14-day quarantine period. Accordingly, Hays CISD, in consult with the Hays County Local Health Department, will continue to observe the 14-day quarantine period at this time.
The exact language from the CDC update is, “Local public health authorities determine and establish the quarantine options for their jurisdictions. CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days.”
Based on increased disease transmission rates in the area, the Hays County Local Health Department is currently, “recommending that all Hays County residents, ISDs, and businesses continue to follow the 14-day quarantine schedule. We will continue to assess our situation and re-evaluate these recommendations based on the statistics reported to our department.”
Hays CISD will abide by the current local health department recommendation and continue to monitor and collaborate with local officials to establish the appropriate district response including any changes to our plan when necessary.
Chief Communication Officer