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Medical Minute

We are hearing a lot about testing positive for antibodies for COVID 19, I had COVID, or I got vaccinated- Do I still need to wear a proper face covering when in public and around others? Yes

A positive antibody test result shows you may have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there is a chance that a positive result means you have antibodies from an infection with a different virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses). 

We do not know how much protection (immunity) antibodies to the virus might provide against getting infected again. Scientists are working to understand this.  

Regardless of whether you test positive for antibodies, had COVID in the past 90 days, or have been vaccinated- researchers still do not confirm whether you are able to spread the virus that causes COVID-19. We have the UK variant in Leon County which is more easily spread.  Even if you've had a previous COVID positive diagnosis that if you are exposed to this new strain you have a 40-70% chance of getting reinfected with the new strain.  Therefore, you must continue to protect yourself and others by wearing a proper face covering, staying 6 feet apart, frequent handwashing, and avoiding crowds.

Read more at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/serology-overview.html

 

Since the final weeks of last school year, we have been planning our return to full days on campus for the 2020-2021 year. Maintaining academic progress is a key priority as is celebrating the reunion of our campus community. Our strategy accounts for the fact that we are at our best together in a face-to-face setting.


Health and safety are our primary concern, and this is our focus in providing a sustained on-campus learning environment. What follows is the framework of our plan to open school on campus for the 2020-21 school year. We are taking extensive measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. These measures include everything from our safety protocols to the design of the daily class schedule to how we will respond if we do have a case in our community. In the end, we want a healthy campus, a connected community, and students who are stepping forward each day as young scholars and emerging leaders.


Our plan for a safe return to campus includes six primary protocols designed to limit virus exposure. These protocols are based on scientific recommendations from local, national, and international public health experts. As conditions change and new information about the spread of COVID-19 becomes available, some of our protocols may change. Our collective commitment to the following protocols is critical to maintaining an on-campus experience. 

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