It seems like almost every day we are hearing about new guidelines and mandates for our kids to head back to school. I think it's pretty safe to say that parents are all for the safety of our kids, but when are the safety measures going a little too far? The latest component of the back-to-school plan is the quarantine rule. According to, there is a group of parents that thinks the rules regarding quarantine should be more relaxed if everyone must wear masks.

Right now, the guidance says that if someone in a classroom or rides a bus test positive for COVID-19, then any student that is not vaccinated and was within 3 feet of the person, or any teachers or staff members who were within 6 feet of the person, that tested positive, for a 15 minute or more time frame, even if they were wearing a mask, that person would have to quarantine for 10-days from the last day of exposure to the positive COVID-19 case.

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Another rule says if there are two or more cases in a classroom during a 10-day period, then all unvaccinated students will have to quarantine for 10-days from their last exposure to the positive case even if a mask was worn. One of the biggest issues the parents group is having with this is, not only do they feel that the guidance is a little excessive, but unvaccinated students would mean everyone under the age of twelve.

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