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New quarantine orders

3/16/2021 -- 

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has released updated isolation and quarantine orders that are consistent with the latest CDC guidance. Parkway is adopting this new quarantine order effective immediately.

The length of quarantine for those who have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 has been reduced from 14 days to 10 days from the last exposure to the positive person, as long as the close contact remains symptom-free.

  • If a student or staff member is currently under quarantine, this updated order applies to them and the length of their quarantine will be reduced to 10 days.

Similar to the quarantine guidance, those who test positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate themselves for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. If patients have no fever for at least 24 hours and symptoms are improving, they can end isolation after 10 days. Until now, those who tested positive for COVID-19 would need to isolate themselves for as many as 14 days.

The health of our students, staff and families remains at the forefront of all that we do and we will continue to work closely with state and local health officials to ensure we are following the latest guidance. The new public health order can be found at