Loudoun County Public Schools Cut Quarantine Guidelines | WDVM25 and DCW50
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Virginia (WDVM) – Public schools in Loudoun County are lowering their quarantine requirements.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 will now only have to quarantine themselves for 10 days, less than the previous regulation of 14 days.
Children who are fully immunized and have no symptoms of COVID-19 will not need to be quarantined. However, students identified as being in close contact with someone infected with COVID will still need to adhere to quarantine guidelines.
Superintendent Scott Ziegler said the new rules would prioritize in-person attendance.
“For many children and their families, quarantine for 14 days is a hardship, both economically and in terms of their mental health. This is especially true from kindergarten through sixth grade, where students are not yet eligible for vaccination. “
Superintendent Scott Ziegler
According to an LCPS press release, since the start of the 2021-22 school year on August 26, “there have been 59 reported student COVID-19 cases out of a student population of 81,569. This translates to a rate of 0.0072 or 0.07% of students. A total of 259 students or 0.32% (a rate of 0.0032) have been quarantined as close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19. “