Test to Stay Program

Once your unvaccinated child has been identified as a close contact he/she has the option to:

  • Quarantine for 5 days  OR

  • Participate in our Test to Stay Program

Your child will be able to attend school immediately provided that he/she has a negative COVID test within 24 hours after notification of the exposure and another negative test 5-7 days after exposure. 

In order to participate in the Test to Stay Program your child must be asymptomatic as determined by the Health Room and follow these steps:

1. Complete a rapid or PCR test within 24 hours of exposure and obtain a negative test result.* 

2. Submit all test results to the Health Room via email (healthroom@blessedsacramentdc.org) and we will clear your child to attend school. Photo evidence of rapid test is acceptable.

3. Students are only permitted to return in person following email clearance by the Health Room.

4. A second rapid or PCR test is to be completed 5-7 days after exposure with results emailed to the Health Room. 

5. Students participating in the Test to Stay Program should wear a well fitting mask for 10 days (surgical or k95 mask preferred).

*The Health Room has a limited supply of tests available to interested families.  If you would like a test from the Health Room please email healthroom@blessedsacramentdc.org to inquire.

Covid-19 FAQS

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1. What is a "close contact" in schools?

Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period, starting from 2 days before illness onset (or for asymptomatic infected people, 2 days prior to positive test collection) until the infected person is isolated.

In the indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were 3-6 feet away from an infected fellow student.

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2. With what symptoms should I keep my child home?

Any ONE of these symptoms:

-new or worsening cough

-shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

-new loss of taste or smell

-fever

Or at least TWO of these symptoms:

-chills

-muscle or body aches

-headache

-sore throat

-an unusual amount of tiredness

-nausea or vomiting

-runny nose or congestion

-diarrhea

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3. What does it mean to be "Fully Vaccinated"?

A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the last dose of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series, Moderna or Pfizer, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine, Johnson and Johnson)

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4. If my child is Fully Vaccinated (see above), does that change the need to quarantine if my child is exposed to a person known to have Covid?

Yes,  fully vaccinated people OR those who have tested positive for Covid within the last 90 days, who are close contacts of someone with COVID-19, do not need to quarantine, but they should:

  • Get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after the date they were exposed. Isolate if the test is positive. 
  •  Monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days from their exposure, and isolate if they develop symptoms

*We need to have an updated Covid card already on file in the Health Room or proof that your child tested positive previously in order to avoid quarantine.


Covid-19 Dashboard

 

Onset of Symptoms/Positive Test Last in the building
9/3/21 9/2/21
9/10/21 9/10/21
9/24/21 9/24/21
10/13/21 10/13/21
10/15/21 10/14/21
10/15/21 10/14/21
10/15/21 10/14/21
11/24/21 11/23/21
11/25/21 11/23/21
12/2/21 11/30/21
12/5/21 12/3/21
12/6/21 12/3/21
12/14/21 12/14/21
12/14/21 12/14/21
12/16/21 12/15/21
12/17/21 12/16/21
12/17/21 12/16/21
1/8/22 1/6/22
1/8/22 1/6/22
1/10/22 1/10/22
1/12/22 1/12/22
1/12/22 1/12/22
1/15/22 1/12/22
1/15/22 1/14/22
1/17/22 1/14/22
1/19/22 1/19/22
1/20/22 1/19/22
1/22/22 1/19/22
1/22/22 1/21/22
1/23/22 1/21/22
1/23/22 1/21/22
1/23/22 1/21/22
1/25/22 1/25/22
1/25/22 1/25/22
1/26/22 1/25/22
1/27/22 1/26/22
1/27/22 1/27/22
1/28/22 1/27/22
1/28/22 1/30/22
1/31/22 1/28/22
2/5/22 2/4/22
2/6/22 2/4/22
2/9/22 2/9/22
2/10/22 2/9/22
2/12/22 2/11/22
2/14/22 2/11/22
2/14/22 2/14/22
2/15/22 2/14/22
2/17/22 2/16/22
3/6/22 3/4/22
4/7/22 4/7/22
4/10/22 4/8/22
4/28/22 4/28/22
4/29/22 4/29/22
4/30/22 4/29/22
5/1/22 4/29/22
5/1/22 4/29/22
5/2/22 5/2/22
5/3/22 5/2/22
5/4/22 5/3/22
5/4/22 5/3/22
5/6/22 5/5/22
5/6/22 5/6/22
5/6/22 5/6/22
5/6/22 5/6/22
Onset of Symptoms/Positive Test Last in the building Grade
5/7/22 5/6/22 1C
5/7/22 5/6/22 5C
5/8/22 5/6/22 1B
5/8/22 5/6/22 1B
5/8/22 5/6/22 1C
5/8/22 5/6/22 2B
5/8/22 5/6/22 6th
5/8/22 5/6/22 7th
5/10/22 5/9/22 1B
5/10/22 5/9/22 3C
5/10/22 5/9/22 K1
5/10/22 5/9/22 6th
5/10/22 5/10/22 1B
5/11/22 5/10/22 4A
5/12/22 5/11/22 2C
5/13/22 5/12/22 4A
5/13/22 5/13/22 4B
5/14/22 5/13/22 4B
5/14/22 5/13/22 4A
5/15/22 5/13/22 K1
5/15/22 5/13/22 4C
5/15/22 5/13/22 4C
5/17/22 5/16/22 6th
5/17/22 5/16/22 5B
5/25/22 5/25/22 7th

*Please note that Blessed Sacrament is required to report a positive case only if the individual was infectious while on campus.  The infectious period starts two days before symptom onset (or date of test, if asymptomatic), and typically ends 10 days after symptom onset (or test date). 

Please keep your student home if he/she or anyone in the household is exhibiting symptoms of Covid 19.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/