January 25, 2022 5:27 pm

Madrid students up to 12 years old with close contact with Covid will not have to be quarantined




The students of Early Childhood Education and Primary that have been in close contact with a Covid positive will not have to save quarantine, regardless of your evaccination status, as stated in the “Action Protocol in the event of Covid cases in educational centers of the Community of Madrid”, which has been sent by the Ministry of Education today to all schools in the region.

Likewise, the document contemplates in relation to the students of more than 12 years, the teaching staff and other staff of the center who are close contacts and who are not vaccinated or have incomplete vaccination, they will quarantine during the 7 days after the last encounter with the confirmed case.

Close contact is considered to be those belonging to a coexistence group stable or students, teachers or other workers of an educational center who have been to less than two meters away for more than 15 minutes without wearing the mask and indoors.

The instructions that have been made available to colleges and institutes in the region also include how should they act before a possible positive case and the models of informative notes that must be sent to the families before any suspicion contagion.

Use a mask

Before a person who develops symptoms of Covid in the educational centers, a surgical mask, You will be taken to a separate space and the Covid coordinator will be contacted. The companion of the suspicious case will have to wear an FFP2 mask and if the one with symptoms does not wear a mask because they are under 6 years old or have respiratory problems, the accompanying person will also have to wear a face shield and a disposable gown.

In the case of students, they will contact your families to come pick you up and call your primary care center. The workers from the center with symptoms, they will have to go home and contact the health center that corresponds to him.

When there is a group with three or more cases with active infection in which an epidemiological link has been established, it may be an outbreak. In this case, the Covid coordinator of the center must provide the General Directorate of Public health the list of cases to assess the situation and what measures should be taken. The scenarios of the appearance of this type of events in educational centers can be highly variable and it is necessary to consider aspects related to the group or class where they are detected and also other external factors of the school surroundings.

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