The Lawrence and Barry County Health Departments are adopting the new CDC guidelines. The Monett School District is adjusting procedures accordingly. The CDC is providing public health agencies with the option to shorten quarantine length in some situations.
The new recommendations are:
Students/staff may return to school after ten days without a COVID-19 test, AND if the person has reported NO symptoms during the 10-day period.
Students/staff may return after seven days with a negative COVID-19 test result, AND if the person has reported NO symptoms during the seven day period. Proof of the negative COVID-19 test must be provided prior to returning to school.
Students and staff must continue to monitor for symptoms and wear a mask when around others for the full 14 days.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through the latest changes in information and guidelines.