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Clark County schools stick with longer quarantines for COVID-19

As students and teachers return from winter break this week, Clark County Public Health officials are identifying ways to maintain the highest level of safety while continuing in-person education.

Among those plans is the continuation of the state-recommended 10-day isolation period for those who test positive or have a close contact who tests positive.

On Dec. 27, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new isolation guidelines for the general public, shortening the recommended quarantine period to just five days. That timeline, however, has not yet been recommended for K-12 schools, according to the Clark County Public Health Department.