A child or staff member who is or has been sick with an illness that includes cough, shortness of breath or fever should be sent home and should go get tested for COVID-19.
If the test is positive or if the person is not tested, the child or staff member must stay home for at least 10 days, and until 72 hours after fever has resolved, and other symptoms must be improving.
If the COVID-19 test is negative, the person may return 72 hours after fever has resolved, if other symptoms are also improving.
Children and staff who have been exposed to someone with confirmed case of COVID-19 or presumptive case of COVID-19 (i.e., they are sick and have been exposed to someone with a positive test), they must be excluded and should quarantine for 14 days after the last exposure. Exposure to a person in quarantine who does not have symptoms of COVID-19 does not require exclusion.
Questions as to whether a facility or program must close should be made only after consulting with the local public health authority.