Ohio eases COVID quarantine rules for schools
- If they test negative once on day 5, 6 or 7, they can unmask.
Why it matters: Families and school leaders have expressed concerns about students missing too much class time in isolation, especially if they aren't infected.
- The previous 14-day maximum quarantine is about 6% of a 180-day school year.
What's next: Schools can choose to adopt the new rules or continue requiring quarantines.
- Previously, the exception only applied to vaccinated or masked children.
- Meanwhile, students can continue extracurricular activities if they test negative as soon as they're notified of exposure and again 5-7 days later. They must wear a mask "when able."
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