SOP Update for Parents

Dear Parent/Guardian of GCS students, 

The DOE has aligned new guidelines to match the updated Maine CDC guidelines that went into place on 12/30/2021.

 Under the new SOP:

  • An individual who tests positive for COVID must quarantine for five days, they may return on day six if symptoms have resolved or are improving but must wear a mask for an additional five days. 

  •  Close contacts who are not pool testing or fully vaccinated will need to quarantine for five days, returning on day six if no symptoms have developed, and they must mask for an additional five days. 

  • If students participate in pooled testing and are symptom free, they may continue to attend school/school-related activities such as sports but will need to be quarantined from the community, even if the exposure was at home or in the community (a BIG change!). The community quarantine includes community/rec sports, day care, after school jobs, etc. 

  • All who are exposed are expected to wear a mask for ten days after the exposure.

As has been the case for almost two years now, these guidelines are subject to change. If changes are made, we will be sure to notify you and the community as we are now. 

If you have any questions please reach out to our nursing office by emailing