Seasonal Allergies or Covid

IF YOUR CHILD OR SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS TESTED FOR COVID-19:

  • All children must stay home from school pending testing results*

  • Rapid test results are usually available within hours

  • PCR (final) test results are usually available in 1-2 days

  • Household contacts must remain quarantined until PCR test results are confirmed negative*

  • Please provide the school nurse with a copy of your child’s PCR test results and the AFTER- ILLNESS RETURN ATTESTATION FORM

    *(Exception to quarantine- those fully vaccinated or history of COVID-19 disease within last 90 days do not need to quarantine)


BPS QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS FOR CLOSE CONTACTS:

Vaccinated or history of COVID-19 within last 90 days:

  • Do not need to quarantine

  • RIDOH now requires vaccinated close contact to test on day 3-5 with a PCR test

  • Continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days

Unvaccinated:

RIDOH offers a few options for quarantine following exposure to COVID-19, but does not dictate which option schools/districts should choose to implement

  • BPS protocol requires a close contact to quarantine for 7 days after exposure with a testing option on day 5 or later.

  • A COVID-19 negative PCR test is required to return to school on day 8

  • Continue to monitor for symptoms for a full 14 days and if symptoms develop, isolate and test

  • If refuse to test, must quarantine for full 14 days

  • BPS does not accept a negative COVID-19 test in lieu of quarantine

TRAVEL QUARANTINE INFORMATION:

There is no law requiring quarantine after travel, however, RIDOH strongly recommends following CDC guidance on travel quarantine as the best public health practice

More information about these recommendations can be found here

BPS will adhere to the following guidance:

  • RECOMMENDATIONS - DOMESTIC TRAVEL

    • Vaccinated - do not need to test or self quarantine

    • Unvaccinated - test 3-5 days after travel, self-quarantine for 7 full days

  • REQUIREMENTS - INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

    • Vaccinated - test 3-5 days after travel, self-monitor for symptoms

    • Unvaccinated - test 3-5 days after travel AND self-quarantine for 7 full days

  • Students are not able to participate in distance learning during travel quarantine

  • Please speak with your principal or school nurse if you have any questions

COVID-19 TESTING IN OUR SCHOOLS:

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), will now offer free COVID-19 testing at your child’s school as part of our efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic in our state.

Tests will be performed using the COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test and the PCR test, which have been made available to RIDOH from the federal government. For the Rapid Test, your child will receive one nasal swab and the results will be available within one hour. Parents/Guardians will receive a phone call if a child tests positive. We will send the PCR to a lab and results will be available in 48 hours.

School administrators and school nurses will have access to the results of the test. If you have any questions about testing through this program, please reach out to your child’s school.

  • If you would like your child to participate in COVID-19 testing, BPS needs your permission in order for your student to participate in this testing program.

  • Please complete this linked FORM for each child(ren) at Primrose School.

Thank you for your support of this new program and our efforts to expand the prevention, detection, and testing of COVID-19 in our state and within our schools.