In an effort to keep our Lancaster City Schools families updated about current positive COVID-19 cases within the Lancaster City School District, we are providing regular updates to this dashboard.
If your daughter or son needs to be quarantined due to being exposed to a positive student or staff member, you will be contacted as soon as possible via a phone call. If your daughter or son was in a classroom but not exposed to the positive student or staff member, you will receive an email or a mailed letter. Schoolwide notification letters are sent via the school email listserv.
Under the Fairfield Department of Health's current guidelines, any person who has been in close contact with a person who has contracted COVID for 15 minutes or more in the previous 48 hours is considered to have been exposed. Exposed persons have to self quarantine for 14 days. Close contact is defined as a person who was not socially distanced from another person, in other words, within 6 feet of the person. This is regardless of whether the persons were wearing a cloth mask or not. A negative COVID test does not release a person from quarantine who was in contact with a COVID positive person. The Fairfield Department of Health communicates regularly with parents of students who are quarantined. In order for quarantined students to return to school, they must have a written release from the Department of Health. Remember that being quarantined does not indicate a student has been infected. It is a measure taken to prevent the spread of the virus in case the person becomes positive during the quarantine period.
Let’s keep our LCS community safe from exposure to COVID-19. It is important to remember that exposure can happen anytime and anyplace when people are in close contact with one another. Please remember to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at home, in the community, and in our schools.
- Isolate anyone in your home as much as possible if they fill ill
- Perform a daily health check before sending your student to school
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
- Practice social distancing
- Always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
- Wash your hands frequently
Frequently Asked Covid-19 Questions: