Cabell County Schools has developed the following protocol based on guidance provided by the West Virginia Department of Education. This protocol is subject to change at any time based on revised guidance provided by the West Virginia Department of Education and state officials.
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Emergency declared under the Public Health Services Act for Covid-19 ended on May 11, 2023.
When students or staff test positive for COVID-19 during the 2023-2024 school year
Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 should stay home for at least 5 days and isolate themselves from others. See the guideline attachment labeled “Testing Positive for COVID”.
Students are not allowed to participate in extracurricular activities while in isolation and potentially infectious.
Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or day tested if asymptomatic.
Students and staff may return to school if they:
› Stayed home and isolated for at least 5 full days
› Are fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications)
› Have symptoms that are improving
Individuals who are severely ill or immunocompromised should stay home and isolate themselves for 10 days.
Students and staff should take precautions when returning to school after completing their 5-day isolation and it is recommended to wear a well-fitted mask from days 6 to 10 inside the school.
Students who have tested positive for COVID must follow the “Athletic Test To Play” guidelines in order to participate in athletics on day 6 without wearing a mask.
- Revised January 1, 2024