Greeting LCS Families and Employees,
As of January 6, 2022, Lynchburg City Schools will follow the Virginia Department of Health updated guidelines for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine (VDH Isolation and Quarantine FAQs for K-12 Schools).
The COVID Response Team and School Board will discuss these new guidelines at the School Board Meeting on January 11, 2022 and will update the Health Mitigation Plan accordingly.
Please review the information below and refer to the VDH guidance linked above for specific changes to isolation and quarantine protocols. As always, to ensure that we are able to keep our doors open for in-person instruction, please continue to monitor the health of your students and keep them home if they are displaying COVID-19 related symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19 in the home or community, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Please contact your school nurse and/or administrator if you have any questions.
Updated Virginia Department of Health COVID Protocols
|Positive Case||Symptomatic or Asymptomatic||Isolation for the first 5 days, followed by 5 days of strict mask wearing|
|Close Contact||Unvaccinated||Quarantine for the first 5 days, followed by 5 days of strict mask wearing|
|Fully vaccinated, but greater than 6 months from last shot (greater than 2 months for Johnson & Johnson)|
|Fully vaccinated, but less than 6 months from last shot (less than 2 months for Johnson & Johnson)||Strict mask wearing for 10 days|
|Fully vaccinated with any booster|
|Athletics||Strict mask wearing during athletics: Athletes who are returning on day six must be able to wear a well-fitting mask during practice. They will not be able to participate in games until after day 10 and must submit to their coach or athletic director a signed Return to Play form from their doctor.|