Guidance for Potential COVID-19 Exposure

The situations listed below are designed to provide guidance to the Catlin Gabel community (students, employees, and parents/guardians) when there is the possibility of exposure to COVID-19.

This chart is based on a model created by the University of Oregon, which used data from both the Oregon Health Authority and the Center for Disease Control. Our chart also includes guidance from Catlin Gabel’s medical advisor and supports health and safety guidelines from the school’s Pandemic Management Plan.

Situation What Should I Do? When Can I Return to Campus?
Situation 1:
I have tested positive or am a presumptive positive case for COVID-19.
Stay home; do not come to campus.

A local public health authority will calculate the dates of your isolation, usually at least ten days.
Your exact return date to campus will be determined in consultation with your primary healthcare provider.
Situation 2:
I have been notified by a local public health department that I am a close contact of a positive case.
Stay home; do not come to campus.

A local public health authority will calculate the dates of your quarantine, usually 14 days from the time of last exposure.
The exact date as to when you can return to campus will be determined in consultation with your primary healthcare provider.
Situation 3:
I have been in contact with a positive case (within 6 feet distance for 15 minutes or longer) but have not been contacted by a local public health authority.
Stay home; do not come to campus.

If you’ve been in close contact with a positive case, regardless of whether you have been notified by a local public health authority, quarantine at home for 14 days after exposure to a case.

We recommend that you reach out to a local public authority to confirm if you are a close contact.
If you remained asymptomatic during quarantine, you may return to campus.

The exact date as to when you can return to campus will be determined in consultation with your primary healthcare provider.
Situation 4:
I do not have any symptoms but someone in my household has tested positive for COVID-19.
Stay home; do not come to campus.

All household members should quarantine for 14 days after the date of last COVID-19 exposure. If you cannot avoid close contact, the quarantine may be longer than 14 days.
Your exact return date to the school campus will be determined in consultation with your primary healthcare provider.
Situation 5:
I do not have any symptoms but someone I recently spent time with is now exhibiting symptoms or is being tested for COVID-19.
Do not come to campus until there is more information.

This could include quarantining until the tests results are returned for the symptomatic individual. Call your local healthcare provider for guidance as to whether you are considered a close contact.
If the symptomatic individual receives a negative COVID-19 test, you may return to campus.

If the symptomatic individual receives a positive COVID-19 test, see above for more information.
Situation 6:
Someone I have been around was recently in contact with another person who is now exhibiting symptoms. The person I spent time with is not exhibiting symptoms and neither am I.
You may come to campus.

You should engage in physical distancing, carefully monitor your health, and notify your healthcare provider if you develop any symptoms.
The Catlin Gabel community is reminded to follow the COVID-19 screening questions when coming to campus.

FAQs

Our Return to Campus Plan includes communication updates and information related to the 2020-21 school year. To see historical communications related to COVID-19, visit our archived COVID-19 information page.

If you are experiencing symptoms that are concerning to you, consult your primary healthcare provider. If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911.

Catlin Gabel requires all employees and parents of students to complete the Magnus Health COVID-19 screening app before they arrive on campus. Employees who are on campus must also record the buildings entered so the school can provide Washington County Public Health officials with relevant contact tracing information, if needed.

Supervisors must immediately inform either Catlin Gabel’s human resources director or the assistant head of school of any COVID-19-related situation (e.g., positive case, close contact, etc.) among their team members.

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