Ohio Updates COVID Quarantine Guidance For Schools

(ONN) – “Test to Play” and “Mask to Stay” are the new, modified quarantine guidelines for students outlined by the Ohio Department of Health.

Following exposure, direct contacts may remain in the classroom, if they wear a mask for 14 days.

If they start to show symptoms, they will isolate and get tested.

Students and staff can go back to normal after seven days if they don’t show symptoms and test negative after five-to-seven days.

For extracurricular activities, asymptomatic participants can continue as long as they wear a mask when it’s reasonably possible.

Contacts are asked to take a COVID test once they learn they were a contact and then test again sometime between days five and seven.