Current COVID-19 recommendations for the 2022-2023 school year:
The Ohio Department of Health is updating its guidance for Ohio K-12 schools and recommending the CDC’s general
guidance to best protect Ohio’s students in the school setting.
First, because contact tracing and case investigation has shifted to focus on high-risk
environments, such as long-term care facilities and healthcare settings, ODH is no longer
recommending the Mask to Stay, Test to Play quarantine alternative for schools.
Instead, ODH recommends schools follow general isolation procedures from the CDC for
confirmed cases. If students or staff feel sick or suspect they might have COVID-19, they should
stay home and take a rapid test. If positive, students and staff should stay home from school for
at least 5 days and longer if necessary until fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-
reducing medication) and symptoms are improving. Additionally, after isolation ends, students
and staff should continue to take precautions as they resume normal activities by wearing a
mask for 5 days (or after two negative tests 48 hours apart).