COVID-19

OCS has revised COVID-19 precautions for the 2022-2023 school year. Information will be updated if precautions change. 

COVID-19 Information

What happens if a student or employee contracts COVID-19 or tests positive?

The student/employee will be required to quarantine for 5 days beginning the day the student/employee’s symptoms began or the day they were tested (not the day the results were received). Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the day the test specimen was collected; Day 1 is the first full day after symptoms develop or the first full day after the test specimen was collected. The employee or student also must be symptom-free for 24 hours prior to their return.

Are students required to get tested for COVID-19 if they are ill?

No, if a student becomes ill they are not required to get tested for COVID-19. As always, anyone with a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting may not return to school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. If a student does test positive for COVID-19 they must follow our COVID-19 quarantine policy.

Who keeps track of how long a student or employee has been quarantined?

The OCS nurse will keep track of how many days a student has been quarantined to ensure the entire quarantine has been completed.

Will parents be notified if there is a positive COVID-19 case in the student's classroom or grade level?

No, OCS will not conduct contact tracing for positive COVID-19 cases.

Parents may send questions or concerns about OCS’s COVID-19 response to ocscovid@ocssaints.org. Each question will be reviewed and considered by the OCS COVID-19 team.