Isolation Information

Positive for COVID-19 - Isolation

  • If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, he/she must isolate for at least five (5) days.

  • On day six (6), he/she may return to school if:

    • no symptoms or symptoms are resolving; and 

    • no fever for 48 hours (without medication).

  • After five (5) days of isolation, he/she must continue to wear a mask around others through the 10th day of isolation.


Quarantine Information

Pulaski County Special School District received revised guidance for COVID quarantine protocols in our schools from the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

As knowledge and resources have evolved during the Pandemic, the response to COVID-19 has been modified to balance the educational and physical well-being in public schools. Contact tracing and quarantines for students who are identified as probable close contacts remain best practice as mitigation strategies, but there is no directive for districts to do so. Isolation is still appropriate for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or for those who are symptomatic. 

Contact Tracing

In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, if your student is positive for COVID-19, parents/guardians are asked to call their student's school and ask to speak with the nurse or member of the school COVID team. Employees who work at school location are asked to notify their school nurse as well.

If you are unsure of who to contact, please notify PCSSD COVID Hotline at 501-539-3895 or email

  • Student attending on-site and employees who are being tested for COVID-19. If symptomatic, student/staff should remain in quarantine pending results of their COVID-19 test.

Pulaski County Special School District received revised guidance from the Arkansas Department of Education for COVID protocols in our schools. These new guidelines are effective as of February 3, 2022.

Guidelines from the Arkansas Department of Education