COVID-19 Response & Prevention Plan


The following guidelines are designed to support students and families of Centreville Layton School as we navigate through the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19. The Response and Prevention Guidebook is based on the latest guidelines released from both the CDC, Delaware’s Department of Public Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Please read over the guidelines as many procedures have been modified based on the latest recommendations. ________________________________________________________________



To ensure the safety of others, we ask that students who are demonstrating any symptoms of illness to please stay at home. Centreville Layton School will not penalize students for absences during this time.

Students should not come to school if the answer to the below questions are yes:

  • Does the student have a temperature 100 degrees F or higher?
  • Does the student have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, severe sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or muscle aches)?

It is also important to contact Regina Bryant, our school nurse, if any student is absent due to illness.



If a student becomes ill while at school, Centreville Layton School is able to provide students with a safe and comfortable place to rest while awaiting pick up, that is isolated from other students and staff members. The student will be able to leave the building through a designated exit right off of the isolation room minimizing further contact with others.

If the student is suspected to be infected with COVID-19, the student will be required to take a COVID test before returning to school. Acceptable tests including at-home kits, and local testing sites and doctors offices. Results must be reported to our school nurse before being allowed to return to campus. If the student tests positive for COVID-19, CLS will continue to follow protocols set in place by the CDC and DPH which requires the student to isolate until they are symptom free or for at least five days following a positive result. 


Positive Results & Exposures


Defined by the CDC:
Quarantine: separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a COVID-19 to see if they become sick.

Isolation: separates sick people with COVID-19 from people who are not sick.


  • Students or faculty members who test positive for COVID-19 may not return to school until symptoms have resolved or for at least five days following a positive test.
  • After five days of isolation, student or faculty members must wear a well fitted mask for five additional days.

Parents are required to report a positive COVID result to our school nurse as soon as possible.


Once a student or faculty member has been exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case, students and faculty members are required to take the following actions regardless of vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. 

  • Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed 
    • Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19
    • Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure
    • Day 6 test again
      • If negative continue with precautions
      • If positive, follow isolations guidelines
  • Take Precautions
  • Wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public until Day 10
  • Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask, including travel and public transportation settings.
  • Watch for symptoms
    • fever (100.4°F or greater)
    • Cough
    • shortness of breath


Social Distancing is no longer a recommendation from the CDC or DPH.

At this time face coverings are optional on our campus—-with exceptions. As advised by the CDC and DPH students and faculty members recently exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 are required to wear a mask. Likewise, any students or faculty members recovering from COVID-19 are required to wear a mask for five (5) days when they return to school, following the required five (5) days of isolation.


Visitors will have limited access to our campus.  The majority of meetings will be held via video or teleconferencing.  If a visit to campus is required, the visitor will follow the same procedures and protocols in place for our staff and students. We ask that you do not come to campus if you know you have had a recent exposure.


Students and faculty are encouraged to practice healthy hand washing techniques throughout the school day. Sanitation stations will remain in place. Signage will be provided in bathrooms and by all classroom sinks depicting proper hand washing techniques.

CLS will be using a variety of sanitizing tools and equipment approved by the CDC and EPA regularly. Older students will be encouraged to wipe down their work areas when arriving and leaving class. The building will also undergo cleaning overnight.

The Centreville Layton School COVID-19 Response and Prevention  Committee continues to work to develop plans and procedures for a safe reopening. You can access the current COVID-19 Response and Prevention Guidebook

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