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COVID-19 Guidance for the '22-'23 School Year

COVID-19 Positive test procedure (Days 1-5 stay home; Days 6-10, if no symptoms or symptoms are resolving, you can leave home, but wear a mask around others, but if you have a fever stay home.)

Milford Schools is following the COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools that was released on August 12, 2022 by the Ohio Department of Health. This guidance states:

  • Because contact tracing and case investigation has shifted to focus on high-risk environments, such as long-term care facilities and healthcare settings, ODH is no longer recommending the Mask to Stay, Test to Play quarantine alternative for schools. 

  • Instead, ODH recommends schools follow general isolation procedures from the CDC for confirmed cases. 

    • If students or staff feel sick or suspect they might have COVID-19, they should stay home and take a rapid test. 

    • If positive, students and staff should stay home from school for at least 5 days and longer if necessary until fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever- reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. 

      • Stay home 5 days from symptom onset. Symptom onset is considered DAY ZERO. May return to school on DAY 6.

    • Additionally, after isolation ends, students and staff should continue to take precautions as they resume normal activities and are  required to wear a mask for 5 days (days 6-10), or after two negative tests 48 hours apart. 

Please notify Milford schools if you are a staff member or parent of a child who tests positive for COVID-19. 

  • You may call the COVID-19 hotline (513-576-4150) or use the COVID-19 Form.

  • The Clermont County Public Health (CCPH) will be contacted when the district is made aware of a staff or student who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Additional information from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to illustrate the latest guidance

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