Isolation Period When Testing Positive

Dear Pleasant Valley Families,


Last week the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) released new information regarding shortening the recommended isolation period for individuals testing positive. The change was from 10 days of isolation to 5 days of isolation if one is asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours). Upon return, it would then require the individual to wear a mask for 5 days when around others to minimize the risk of infecting others they encounter.

In conversation with the Scott County Health Department last Friday, no additional guidance has been released regarding this new change from the Iowa Public Health Department. In addition, as we saw after Thanksgiving, we anticipate we will see a spike in positive cases following Winter Break. Therefore until further notice, we will continue to follow the 10 day isolation period for individuals who have tested positive.

As your family prepares for school tomorrow, please encourage your children to wear a mask to school if they are willing and able until our community numbers begin to decrease and stabilize.


Sincerely, Brian Strusz

struszbrian@pleasval.org

W: (563) 332-5550

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