The College School is continuing to evaluate and implement measures to mitigate coronavirus spread, with guidance from the University of Delaware, the CDC, and the Division of Public Health. Please be advised of the following updated guidance effective Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.
Students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID-19:
You must isolate for a minimum of 7 full days. The day of symptoms onset or a positive test is Day zero. On the morning of your 8th day, if you have been fever free for 24 hours and your other symptoms have improved, you may end your isolation. If your symptoms have not improved, you must continue to isolate for 10 days.
You must be asymptomatic before resuming routine activity and accessing UD facilities. Continue to wear a well-fitted mask at all times.
Anyone who is known to have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is vaccinated:
No quarantine necessary as long as you do not develop symptoms; continue to properly wear a well-fitted face mask when around others and monitor for symptoms for 7 days. It is recommended that you get tested 5 days after exposure.
Anyone who is known to have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not vaccinated:
You must quarantine for 7 full days and monitor for symptoms. Get tested 5 days after exposure, or when any symptoms develop. Negative PCR test results are required to return to school. Continue to properly wear a well-fitted mask at all times.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our goal is to keep our children safe, healthy and in school. In order to accomplish this goal, we need the support of all families, employees, and visitors.
You can assist us in achieving our goal by monitoring your child for symptoms every morning and keeping them home if they present with ANY signs of illness. Individuals with COVID-19 can have a variety of symptoms or just one symptom.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Please continue to assist us with the following:
- Send your child to school wearing a well-fitted mask.
- Send your child to school with a water bottle (our water fountains remain off). Students may refill their water bottles here at school in the kitchen.
- Encourage frequent hand washing and sanitizing at home. Several hand-washing and sanitizing stations are available throughout our building.