Effective January 6, 2022 the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) modified the requirements related to quarantining of individuals infected with or exposed to COVID.
NOW individuals who have tested positive for COVID and individuals identified as probable close contacts (PCC) are required to quarantine for five (5) days. ALL positive and PCCs are required to wear a mask for the 5 days following quarantine. Failure to wear a mask during the 5 days following quarantine will require a return to quarantine for the remainder of the original ten (10) days.
Positive individuals are required to quarantine for 5 days or for twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of symptoms including fever. Individuals who have tested positive are required to wear a mask for 5 days following quarantine.
Individuals identified as PCCs are required to quarantine for 5 days and wear a mask for the first five days following quarantine. If a PCC develops symptoms or tests positive, the entire quarantine process begins anew.