COVID Quarantine Protocols Update | September 30, 2021
Dear Fraser Families,
As we gear up for a busy Fraser Homecoming Weekend, I wanted to provide you with some updates regarding COVID protocols. As always, Fraser Public Schools’ top priority remains the health and well-being of all, and we are doing our part every day to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Our students and staff have done a wonderful job working together to respect individual families’ choices on whether or not to wear a mask. We will continue to have masks available in all of our buildings for anyone who needs one. Fraser Public Schools encourages everyone who is not fully vaccinated to wear a face covering. Facial coverings are a safe and proven strategy to prevent secondary transmission of this aggressive Delta variant in schools.
We continue to work closely with our local Macomb County Health Department. As we have discussed before, this is a fluid situation, and we will adjust accordingly if needed. We will continue to follow the law and any school requirements.
We all realize that keeping students safe and in school is a top priority. Below are some important updates regarding close contacts identified in a school setting and student quarantines from the Macomb County Health Department. Please click here for the entire document.
Close contacts who are less than 3 feet apart for more than 15 minutes to a positive case:
- Quarantine at home for 10 days
- Quarantine at home for 7 days if the contact receives a negative viral (PCR or antigen) test performed at least 5 days after exposure.
- Remain in school and participate in extracurricular activities if they test negative daily for 7 days less than 24 hours before coming to school. Wearing a face covering indoors, as much as possible, is recommended for 7 days.
Close contacts who are identified between 3 and 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes to a positive case:
- Do not need to quarantine. Contact may remain in school and participate in extracurricular activities as long as they have no symptoms. The contact should be notified of the potential exposure and the contact should self‐monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
- Wearing a face covering indoors is recommended, as much as possible, either for 10 days or for 7 days if the contact receives a negative viral (PCR or antigen) test performed at least 5 days after exposure.
Quarantine is not necessary for the following persons:
- Students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 3 months.
- Students and staff who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 defined as 2 weeks or more following receipt of the second dose using a 2-dose series or receipt of one dose using a single-dose vaccine.
We will continue to offer our free COVID-19 testing clinic each weekday for students and staff who are quarantined by the Macomb County Health Department due to an in-school exposure. Please click here for more information including the forms that need to be completed prior to testing.
Please continue to notify the Macomb County Health Department at (586) 463-3750 during normal business hours if you have a positive case in your home. Additionally, families and staff members should contact the school administrator.
Fraser Public Schools will continue to report all student and staff COVID-19 positive cases to the Macomb County Health Department (MCHD). The MCHD will investigate to determine if any additional students or staff should be quarantined. We will continue to work with our Health Department to support these efforts.
We are proud to be part of a community that values education and partners together with us to prioritize the health and wellness of our students, staff, and families.
We appreciate your support to help keep our students safe and in-person. I encourage our families to enjoy our Homecoming festivities. These are wonderful occasions to learn from each other and deepen our relationships with our friends and neighbors. Fraser is a special place, and we will continue to rise to whatever challenges come our way.
With Fraser Pride,
Ms. Carrie Wozniak