Definitions

  • Definitions of common terms you may see in our communication.

    Isolation: You have tested positive or have symptoms. If you don’t get tested, you are assumed to be positive and you isolate for 10 days. If you get tested and you’re negative, you may come back when symptoms are resolved. Or a doctor’s note with a return date.

    Quarantine: A required directive for when you have been identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive.

    Close Contact: You have been identified as being within 6 feet to a person who has tested positive for a total of 15 minutes or more within 24 hours.

    • Quarantine time starts from the last interaction with the positive person.
    • If you are vaccinated, then you do not have to quarantine when identified as a close contact but must monitor for symptoms and stay home if symptoms begin.
    • You are not a close contact if you’re within 3 to 6 feet of an infected person if you and the positive person wore masks during the exposure time. This exception does not apply to teachers, staff, or other adults in the indoor classroom setting.

    Household Contact: You live in a house with a person who has tested positive. You are required to complete an isolation period of 10 days with the positive person in the household as you have continued exposure to that person. Then you are required to complete an additional close contact quarantine for at least 10 days.

    Fully Vaccinated: You are considered fully vaccinated when two weeks have passed after your final dosage.

    Maxmimally Vaccinated: A person who has completed the full vaccine series and has had a booster shot if eligible.