“TEST TO STAY” PROCEDURES | STAFF AND STUDENTS
UPDATED FEBRUARY 8, 2022
Spartanburg One is adopting new protocols strongly encouraged by state health officials for K – 12 schools to keep students in the classroom. As part of South Carolina DHEC's Test to Stay policy, unvaccinated students who have been exposed to the virus can remain in class IF: 1. they remain asymptomatic, 2. they wear a mask in school for the next 10 days, AND 3. they test negative for COVID-19 on Day 5 after exposure.
If unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff have a Covid-19 exposure, they will no longer be required to quarantine unless they show symptoms. However, they will still need to test between days 5-7 and wear a mask on days 1-10. *If the Covid-19 exposure occurs within the household and there can be no separation, the individual must quarantine for a total of ten days from the date of exposure. The student or staff member may return on Day 11 if asymptomatic and must wear a mask on days 11-15.
Students, faculty, and staff who have been FULLY vaccinated WILL NOT be required to quarantine if exposed at school and/or at home, as long as the individual remains asymptomatic and must wear a mask on days 1-10.
Students, faculty, and staff who test positive will continue to follow current guidelines and will be required to quarantine for a minimum of 5 days. No testing will be required to return to school after a positive test result and the required quarantine. Any student/staff member who tests positive will not be required to quarantine for 90 days if he or she has another exposure. However, they will still be required to wear a mask on days 6-10.
All school nurses will continue to provide on-campus testing at all Spartanburg One schools. We will begin accepting home tests for positive and negative results.