Quarantine for People with No Symptoms

The following information is based on the newest CDC guidelines. Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced that Arkansas is adopting the following guidelines- effective immediately.

  • Quarantine can end after Day 10  without testing and without symptoms.
  • Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a close contact tests negative and if no symptoms occurred. The test must be taken no sooner than a full 5 days after exposure; however, quarantine will remain in effect until after Day 7.
  • If at any time someone is in quarantine due to a close contact and begins developing symptoms, they should immediately get tested for COVID-19 and isolate- even if they previously had a negative test during their current quarantine. Please note that the two options above only apply to those who have no symptoms.
  • If a child or staff member is quarantined and tests negative for COVID-19 after 5 days of being in quarantine, and  would like the option to come back to school early on day 8, the individual must wear a face mask at all times on campus upon return.