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What to do if your child tests positive for COVID-19...
Posted 1/3/22

What to do if your child tested positive?

If your child tested positive for COVID-19 they must stay home and isolate until they are cleared by community engagement to return to Melrose.


What about siblings and other family members who live with the student?

Any other students (siblings, cousins, etc.) who live with the student must also stay home until cleared by community engagement even if the sibling tested negative.  


Is Zoom available for students at home?

Teachers are not required to zoom with students at home at this time.  Assignments will continue to posted on Schoology, Seesaw, etc. so students who are at home can keep up with classwork.  If students are experiencing symptoms it is important that they are resting and taking a break from schoolwork.  


Should a student who tested positive take another COVID test to come back?

Not necessarily.  

  • If they have symptoms they need to stay out of school for ten days and shouldn’t take another COVID test for 90 days.
  • If they do NOT have symptoms they can take a rapid test on day 6 and return on day 6 if the rapid test is negative.  

Both of these scenarios require clearance from community engagement before returning.  


How do I contact community engagement?

213-725-5637.  Call first thing in the morning 7am-7:30am for shorter hold times.  It is more important to talk to them toward the end of isolation/quarantine than it is at the beginning.