Fergus Falls Public Schools no longer quarantining close contacts
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Fergus Falls Public Schools will no longer be quarantining close contacts of students who test positive for COVID-19.
Last year, they routinely quarantined entire classrooms when a positive case of COVID-19 was determined. But in a letter from Superintendent Jeff Drake, it says that they discovered few of those students ever contacted the disease.
This year, the school district used a much stricter criteria for quarantining and would only quarantine students that sat in a very close proximity to a positive case. The district’s nursing department continued to track the outcomes of quarantined students and still found that close contacts did not end up testing positive for COVID-19.
The superintendent says that the district will notify families if a positive case in the classroom and if their children is a close contact. The superintendent also says that they’ll quarantine close contacts if their data shows that more of them become infected.
You can view the letter here.
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