Early Return Requirements

  • Student or Staff Positive Test

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

    CDC and SC DHEC recommend sick individuals isolate at home to prevent the spread of illness.  Positive individuals may end isolation when they have been fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and their symptoms have improved.  The isolation period is determined by severity of illness.  SCDHEC has made provisions to allow for positive individuals to return once 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 Returning to school/work if POSITIVE for COVID-19:

    • Isolate at home to prevent the spread of illness

    • 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