In August of 2022 the PA Department of Health, in conjunction with the CDC, updated their guidance for K-12 school systems regarding COVID-19. The link below leads to the most recent recommendations for isolation of individuals who test positive. These guidelines include a 5-day isolation period following the onset of symptoms or test date for those that test positive, with a return to school/work on day six as long as symptoms have resolved. Individuals are advised to mask during days 6-10 if returning to school/work. The guidance no longer includes a recommendation to quarantine close contacts of positive cases, so contact tracing is no longer necessary. If symptoms persist or develop during the 5-day period, individuals should remain in isolation.