Covid Guidance – When to Stay Home

Hilliard City Schools

Regardless of vaccination status, if you test positive for COVID-19, you should stay home and isolate for five days from others. You are most likely infectious during these first five days.  Day one is the first full day following the day you were tested or the onset of symptoms.  You are able to return to school/work after five days, provided you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving. If fever still exists and symptoms are not improving, you need to continue to isolate.  Once you return after isolation,  it is also recommended that you wear a mask for five days following the isolation period.