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School Nurse News - FAQs

January 27, 2021

On the Rockwood Safe Together School Nurse News page, our school nurses will help provide answers to frequently asked questions they hear from our school communities.

Click here for Rockwood school nurse contact information.

Q: What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?

A: Both are important mitigation strategies to help slow the spread of COVID-19. People who are diagnosed with COVID-19 need to isolate themselves until they are no longer at risk of infecting others. Quarantine​ is for people who have been identified as close contacts with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Isolation involves: staying home; staying away from household members; and not going to work, school or public areas. Quarantine involves: staying home and not going to work, school or public areas. For more information on isolation and quarantine, please visit the St. Louis County COVID-19 website.

Q: Why is there a need to quarantine individuals who have been identified as close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases?

A: Quarantining is one of the most effective preventative strategies we can employ to help ensure COVID-19 does not spread in our school communities. If you have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, you may not know that you are sick or show any outward symptoms, but you can still spread the virus. Rockwood currently follows the St. Louis County Department of Public Health guidance: close contacts of COVID-19 cases need to quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure.

Q: Once I have received the COVID-19 vaccine, does that mean I no longer have to practice mitigation strategies?

A: ​People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 still need to continue following our Rockwood Safe Together mitigation strategies. Wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, keep your distance to the extent possible, and conduct your daily health screenings for symptoms. We must stay the course as we protect ourselves and others from the spread of the virus, ​now and in the months to come.