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January 2022 ResponsiveEd Arkansas COVID Guidelines

Based on updated quarantine guidance from the CDC, ResponsiveEd Arkansas has shortened the recommended isolation time for some individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and meet a defined criteria. The new CDC COVID-19 guidelines, regardless of vaccination status are as follows:

ISOLATION (POSITIVE TEST): Asymptomatic or Symptomatic with their symptoms resolving (without fever for 24 hours)

  • Stay home for at least 5 days

  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house (return to school).

  • Continue to wear a mask around others through the 10th day of isolation. (Required)

Possible COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

QUARANTINE (Probable Close Contact): An individual who has likely been within 3 feet (6 feet, if childcare) for 15 cumulative minutes or longer within a 24-hour period during the infectious period of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. 

  • Wear a well-fitting mask through the 10th day after contact with a person who has COVID-19. 

    • If you are unable to wear a mask, continue to quarantine for 10 days. (Required)  

  • Monitor for symptoms, and if symptoms occur self-isolate and get tested.

If you are considered a close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are in one of the following groups:

● You are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccines, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.

● You are age 18 or older and received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not

received the recommended booster dose.

● You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.


Campuses will continue to follow the guidance from the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Department of Health concerning close contact tracing and quarantining periods for healthy persons based on the assumption of exposure. 

These changes go in affect immediately and no changes are being made to the current mask policies unless stated in the guidelines below. 


ResponsiveEd strongly encourages students, staff, and visitors to wear face covers while indoors on campus to minimize exposure to others.