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COVID Close Contact and Quarantining Info

Students and staff returning to the Anchorage School District in August for the 2021-22 school year are not required to provide COVID test results unless they are actively in quarantine due to a recent close contact, actively experiencing symptoms of infection, or have recently returned from international travel. For students and staff returning from international travel, please find the related policy here.

For VACCINATED individuals:

1. I have been vaccinated and I have had recent contact with a known positive:

No quarantine required initially if you have no symptoms.

  • If you have symptoms, see #3, below.
  • If you don’t have symptoms:
    • The CDC recommends that you get a COVID test 3-5 days after last known exposure. This is not required at ASD.
    • If you get tested and it is positive, see #2, below.
    • Wear a mask and monitor symptoms for 14-days since last exposure.

2. I have been vaccinated and I have recently tested positive:

10-day isolation required (can return to school/work on Day 11). Re-testing not required after quarantine.

  • If you have symptoms:
    • Day 0 of quarantine is the 1st day that symptoms started
  • If you don't have symptoms:
    • Day 0 of quarantine is the day you received the test
    • Wear a mask and monitor symptoms for 14-days since test was collected, do not repeat test

3. I have been vaccinated and I have symptoms:

You have 3 options (you only need to do one of these options):

  • Receive a negative test
  • Obtain a doctor note that states that the symptoms are not COVID related
  • Isolate for 10-days from the start of symptoms (can return to school/work on Day 11).  Re-testing not required after quarantine

For NON-VACCINATED individuals:

1. I am not vaccinated and I have tested positive for COVID:

  • 10-day isolation required (can return to school/work on Day 11)- re-testing not required after quarantine
    • If you have symptoms - Day 0 of quarantine is the 1st day that symptoms started

    • If you do not have symptoms - Day 0 of quarantine is the day you received the test

  • Wear a mask and monitor symptoms for 14-days since test was collected-re-testing not required after quarantine

2. I am not vaccinated and I have had close contact with a known positive:

  • 10-day quarantine required (can return to school/work on Day 11)-re-testing not required after quarantine

    • Day 0 is the last day that you were exposed to the positive person

    • If you have no symptoms, you have the option of receiving a lab-confirmed, molecular-based test on or after Day 6. If negative, then you can be released from quarantine on Day 8.

  • Wear a mask and monitor symptoms for 14-days since test was collected-re-testing not required after quarantine

3. I am not vaccinated and I have developed symptoms:

  • You have 3 options (you only need to do one of these options):

    • Receive a negative test

    • Obtain a doctor note that states that the symptoms are not COVID related

    • Isolate for 10-days from the start of symptoms (can return to school/work on Day 11)-re-testing not required after quarantine

If you have additional questions, please call Greta Wade, ASD Covid Manager, at 907-742-4207.

*Per CDC, Day 0 is the day of infection. CDC link HERE