Point of Contact for Sacred Heart: Principal Buddy Greeson
501.354.8113 /

Please contact Mr. Greeson if any of the following occur:

1. Your student has symptoms of COVID-19
2. Someone in the household is being tested for COVID-19
3. Your student is being tested for COVID-19
4. Someone in the household is positive with COVID-19

Close Contact Determination 
A close contact is an individual confirmed to have been within six feet for 15 cumulative minutes within a 24-hour period during the infectious period of a person who has tested positive. The infectious period is the 48 hours previous to testing positive. (i.e. if a student takes a COVID-19 test on Thursday and receives a positive result, you would go back to Tuesday to start the determination of close contacts) 

  • Individuals who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered and who are subsequently exposed to someone with COVID-19 within three months of their original diagnosis do not have to stay at home or get tested again, as long as they do not develop new symptoms. Individuals who develop symptoms again within three months of their first instance of COVID-19 should see their physician as they may need not be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms. 
  • Individuals exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not need to be quarantined if they have no symptoms and both the infected and exposed individual consistently and correctly were wearing a mask.
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated may not have to quarantine. To help determine whether a fully vaccinated individual should quarantine, refer to the following chart 

Quarantine of those exposed to someone with COVID-19 
The quarantine period can end for individuals experiencing no symptoms according to the following guidelines 

  • After 10 full 24-hour periods since close contact exposure without testing, or 
  • After seven full 24-hour periods since close contact exposure and after receiving a negative test result (sample taken no earlier than five 24-hour periods after exposure) 

If individuals return to school from these shorter quarantine windows, they should regularly monitor themselves for symptoms to ensure they remain symptom-free and take appropriate precautions (consistent mask usage) for the duration of the 14-day incubation period. 

Isolation of those with COVID-19 
The person who tests positive for COVID-19 is still required to isolate at home for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or, if asymptomatic, 10 days from the positive test date. A person who is immunosuppressed or was hospitalized may need a longer isolation period of 20 days. 

Home Covid Test 
The home covid test can be accepted for a positive case. The home covid test will not be accepted for early release from quarantine (7 days). 

Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet
Complete and Return this FORM by August 31st.