Symptoms, Exposure, and Return to School:
“What Happens If …”
The following explains what happens if someone experiences COVID symptoms, or is exposed to COVID.
Point of contact
For questions about the following scenarios, or to discuss what to do with your son, please contact our Dean of Students
(847) 375-0600 x459
What is Close Contact Exposure?
Close Contact Exposure occurs when someone:
- Was less than 6 feet from a COVID patient for 15 minutes or more
- Had physical contact with a COVID patient
- Shared food or drink with a COVID patient
Use common sense: other exposure situations may arise.
COVID-like Symptoms and How to Proceed
This table explains which symptoms should be considered COVID-like symptoms, and when.
Likely Scenarios and What to Do
There are different categories of possible COVID cases, symptoms and exposure. Depending on the category, parents and Northridge should take the following steps:
Return To School
Students or staff who’ve self-quarantined according to the protocols above may return to school based on either (a) time and symptoms, or (b) on test results, as described here: