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2021-2022

 

We are committed to delivering Rocky Mount Academy's mission through an educational experience deeply rooted in on-campus programming while also supporting those who are unable to be on campus due to illness. 

 

 

 

New Guidelines (updated 1/2/2022)

 

Isolation: Staff and students who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, and

  • Do not have symptoms – should isolate from others for 5 days, 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

  • Not vaccinated – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if they test negative, return to school while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.
  • Vaccinated and eligible for a booster, but not yet been boosted – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if they test negative, return to school while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.
  • Vaccinated, and have either received a booster or are not yet eligible for a booster – individuals do not need to stay away from others, but should wear a mask for 10 days.

**Per NCDHHS and Nash County Health Department, clarification regarding COVID antibody tests and prior infection within 90 days as a condition to avoid quarantine will no longer be allowed.

COVID HEALTH AND SAFETY 2021-2022

Q and A

In accordance with the CDC and Governor Roy Cooper, Rocky Mount Academy is strongly recommending that masks be worn indoors for everyone over the age of two – regardless of vaccination status. At this time, there is no government mandate to do so, and there is no mandate to do so at school. 

The cafeteria will be open to all students in grades 1-12, with limited capacity, and distanced, designated seating. Pre-K and kindergarten students will have lunch delivered to their classrooms.

We will notify ALL families of a confirmed positive case on campus while we continue to follow all protocols at school. Students not exposed to the COVID-positive individual may remain on campus. We will notify cohort parents only of direct exposure to confirmed positive cases and require their quarantine. (the class, the grade, the team, the club – as appropriate after tracing).

No, remote learning is only available to those that have been quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure. The student will follow standard procedures for getting assignments for the day missed as in the past.

With the assistance of the appropriate faculty and staff, the school nurse will perform contact tracing to the best of their ability and ask anyone who is unvaccinated or not wearing a mask who has spent more than 15 minutes cumulative within a 24 hour period of time within six feet of the infected person, to quarantine for 10 days total without a test or they may test on day 5 (PCR) and return to school after day 7, if they have a negative result.

If the exposed student has been vaccinated or is wearing a mask, they will not be asked to quarantine. However, they will be asked to monitor for symptoms and quarantine if they develop symptoms within 10-14 days 

If the exposed student has been vaccinated or is wearing a mask, they will not be asked to quarantine. However, they will be asked to monitor for symptoms and quarantine if they develop symptoms within 10-14 days 

According to the CDC, individuals who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19, unless they have symptoms.