Board of Education; COVID-19; test-to-stay guidelines. (SB431)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; COVID-19; test-to-stay guidelines. Requires the Board of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health, to (i) recommend as best practice the shortest duration of quarantine possible, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for students and employees at public schools who contract COVID-19 and (ii) develop test-to-stay guidelines for such schools and recommend such guidelines to schools for use as an alternative to quarantine for students and employees who contract COVID-19. The bill also provides that all guidelines established pursuant to the bill shall be immediately distributed to local school boards and shall reflect the most updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the amount of time out of the classroom to be as short as possible, including no quarantine, as recommended for asymptomatic individuals who have been fully vaccinated either within six months or have a boosted vaccination status. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »

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01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/12/22 22104124D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health

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