COVID-19

MICS is committed to protect our students, faculty and staff. Please review the updated COVID-19 protocols health and safety protocols HERE. Please report any positive cases and exposures to MICS School Health Officer Gina Hudak ([email protected]). 
 
Click HERE to view the MICS COVID-19 Dashboard.
COVID-19 Resources from NCDHHS
Click HERE for resources including:
  • Procedures for Response to COVID-19 Cases in K-12 Schools
  • Handling Possible, Suspected, Presumptive or Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19 and Potential Exposures

 

Please contact Gina Hudak ([email protected]) as soon as you are aware that your student has symptoms of Covid-19 or that your student has been exposed to someone that has tested positive to Covid-19.  The school can guide you through the process to ensure that your child can return to school safely and in the shortest time possible. 

 

Staff and students who have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status – get tested and isolate from others while waiting for a result. MICS does not accept home tests with a negative result for return to school. Test result documentation must be submitted from a testing site. If testing is not possible, follow the guidance below as if the person is positive.

 

Isolation: Staff and students who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, and
* Do not have symptoms – should isolate from others for 5 days [from the date of the test], then wear a mask for 5 additional days. 
* Have symptoms – should isolate from others until fever-free and symptoms are improving. Individuals should isolate for at least 5 days since symptoms began and then wear a mask for 5 additional days. 
 
Quarantine: Staff and students who are exposed to someone with COVID-19, and
* With Symptoms - Get tested and isolate from others while waiting for a result. If testing is not possible, follow the guidance as if the person is positive. 
 
* No Symptoms - individuals do not need to stay away from others, but should wear a mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5 after exposure.  If they test negative, return to school while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.  If they test positive, follow the guidance above.  
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MICS Counseling Team Instagram Page:
 
Be sure to follow the MICS Counseling Team Instagram page, micscounselingnc. The team posts daily as an additional way to encourage and support our school community.