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    23-24 COVID-19 Update

    Lawrence Public Schools uses guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas State Department of Education, and Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in our school community.

    The following information is being provided as a resource.


    COVID Testing:

    In-school COVID testing and home antigen tests are available at all district school buildings as well as the Education Support Center. Please reach out to your local school nurse to obtain tests. 


    If you have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID, you should monitor for symptoms for 10 days and test on day 5 or after if symptoms develop. Normal attendance is suggested as long as the individual is symptom-free.

    Return to School/Work:

    Staff and students who test positive should isolate themselves at home for 5 days after the onset of symptoms. On Day 6, those who are fever-free and have improved symptoms may return to the school/work setting if they wear a mask through Day 10.

    Communication with Health Department:

    Lawrence Public Schools will not track or require reporting of COVID cases. The district will not provide names of positive cases to Lawrence Douglas County Public Health as LPS is not currently contact tracing. If it is believed that a COVID-19 outbreak is present, LPS will work with LDCPH officials to determine the best course of action moving forward.