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Old 02-10-2021, 06:55 AM
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Do you require a child who has been in quarantine for two weeks to have a negative COVID test before returning to care? The child’s parent was positive.
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  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving* (taste, smell)

That is what ours is whittled down to, now. No need for test.
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My issue is the positive parent never isolated or stayed away from the child. Child has been in contact with sick parent the whole quarantine period.
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Even if the child was positive, it is still 10 days. Is the child showing symptoms? There is no requirement for parent to stay away from child as long as child is excluded for the 10 day period from the onset of the parents symptoms.
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Do you require a child who has been in quarantine for two weeks to have a negative COVID test before returning to care? The child’s parent was positive.
I'm assuming it varies, but pubic health told me that a child would need a letter from them to return to care. The parent didn't end up testing negative, so they never had to quarantine, but that's what I was told.
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In my state the positive parent is supposed to isolate from others. While the close contacts are in quarantine.
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If the parent never isolated from the child then I would exclude the child for 10 days AFTER the parent's "isolation" period ended.

For example.... Parent tests positive on Feb 1. Their quarantine period ends Feb 10. Child will be excluded until Feb 20.

That is THE bare minimum I would accept.
Personally, I would probably opt for 14 days as too many people aren't taking this seriously enough. It's fine for families that stay home but when they are in close contact with others I think they have an obligation to think of EVERYONE verses just themselves.

My exclusion timeline would be:

Parent test positive Feb 1.
They're quarantine period ends Feb 14.
Child's begins on Feb 15 and ends on Feb 28.
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In my state the positive parent is supposed to isolate from others. While the close contacts are in quarantine.
Sounds good in theory but sometimes impossible. Single mom of two adopted kids. There is nobody else in my state that could watch them if I got it. My family lives a 1000 miles away, I don't have any friends, Its just us.
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