COVID Quarantine Guidelines for Positive Cases and Close Contacts

  • Current COVID-19 Guidelines 

    If your child tests positive for COVID:

    • Isolate at home for five days (Required)
    • May return to school on day six (date of positive test is day 0) IF: 
      • Symptoms significantly improved AND
      • No Fever within past 24 hrs with out fever reducing medicine (eg: tylenol)
      • Wearing a mask for days 6-10 is STRONGLY recommended.

    If your child is a close contact of a positive COVID case:

    • Monitor for symptoms for 10 days after exposure
    • Testing recommended 2-5 days after exposure
    • Tests can be negative one day and positive the next, so retesting is recommended.
    • Please keep your child home until symptoms resolve if they have two or more COVID symptoms. 

    If your student is identified as a close contact from school, you will be notified by Columbia staff as soon as possible.

    Please call Columbia School at 509-722-3311 or email with any questions.