COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Published June 25, 2020. Updated March 6, 2024.

We are happy to share that the CDC has recently updated its guidance on COVID-19 isolation requirements and is no longer recommending the five-day isolation period following a positive COVID test result.

Moving forward, the CDC recommends following standard public health precautions for flu, upper respiratory illness, and other contagious viruses, which is to stay home when you are sick and return when you feel better and are fever-free without the assistance of medication for twenty-four hours. The CDC continues to recommend staying up to date with COVID vaccinations, enhancing hygiene practices, and masking for five days after returning to school.

Effective immediately, Francis Parker will be following this new guidance for positive COVID tests as well, which puts COVID in line with our standard illness policies as outlined in the Family Handbook:

Please do not send students to school with any of the following: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, persistent cough, profuse discolored discharge from nose or eyes. Students who develop a fever of 100.4 degrees F or greater, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms listed above will be asked to go home. Students must be symptom-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. (p. 77 Francis Parker School of Louisville Family Handbook 2023-24)  

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been thrilled with the high vaccination rates of our faculty, staff, and students. COVID-19 vaccines continue to be readily available and are FDA-approved and CDC-recommended for ages six months and older. Vaccines.gov is an easy way to find and schedule a vaccine appointment for your child if they have not yet been vaccinated or are in need of a booster.

Please reach out with any questions you may have about updated protocols or policies. The health and safety of our community continues to be a top priority, and as we did throughout the pandemic, we will continue to monitor and implement best practices in this regard, according to government and medical experts.

Protocols outlined on this page are subject to change based on most current guidelines and mandates issued by the Governor and public health officials.

We ask all members of the Francis Parker community to consider vaccination. For more information about getting vaccinated, please click here.