Early Return Requirements

  • Student or Staff Positive Test

    Isolation is required for all positive cases of COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status.  

    The recommended isolation period is 5-10 days from onset of symptoms or positive test.  The isolation period is determined by severity of illness.  SCDHEC has made provisions to allow for positive individuals to return early if they meet identified criteria.


    Early Return from Isolation Requirements

    As outlined in the DHEC School Exclusion List, students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must be excluded from school/work until all criteria below are met: 

    Criteria for return to school/work if COVID-19 positive:

    • Isolate at least 5 days since symptoms started or from date of positive test if no symptoms
    • 24 hours since the last fever without using fever-reducing medication 
    • Symptoms are significantly improving
    • Parent/Staff must complete the Positive Early Return Request Form on the district website