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Respiratory Virus Guidance

Posted Date: 03/18/2024

Lisa Barbiero
Superintendent of Schools
24 School Road
Weston, Connecticut 06883
March 18, 2024
RE: Updated Respiratory Virus Guidance
As of today, the Connecticut Department of Public Health has updated its COVID-19 isolation guidance to include all community settings including schools and childcare facilities. The updates reflect improvements in patient outcomes with existing effective treatments and vaccines.
After testing positive for COVID-19, individuals may go back to normal activities including school and work when the following are both true for 24 hours:
  1. Symptoms are getting better overall, and
  2. No fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Parents should inform their child’s school nurse if their child tests positive for COVID-19 or other communicable illnesses such as flu, strep, norovirus and RSV. The CDC has plans to develop infection prevention and control guidance for schools, which will include information on infection spread and prevention strategies. This guidance will align with the updated Respiratory Virus Guidance and other disease-specific guidance and include considerations for children with special health care needs. We anticipate this guidance being released prior to the 2024-2025 school year.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Abreu, Weston Public Schools District Nurse Supervisor, at
Lisa Barbiero
Superintendent of Schools