The Minnesota Department of Health has new guidelines for what to do when children are exposed to the coronavirus.
The new guidelines say students who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 need to quarantine at home for 14 days, even if the student tests negative or doesn't have symptoms.
Children who test positive for COVID-19 need to be in isolation at home for 10 days.
WDAY spoke to Moorhead Public Schools Health Services, who say they know that difference can be frustrating.
"We often talk about that with siblings. Right, it's a bummer the sick sibling gets to go back before the others. It is really about that disease cycle and when it presents," said Erika Yoney, Moorhead Public Schools Health Services Supervisor.
The Minnesota Department of Health says even if an exposed student tests negative, they could test positive at any time within the 14 day window.
Health services says most exposures come from social settings outside of the classroom. They have procedures in place when an exposure occurs.
"Doing the interviews with teachers, interviews with the positive person to talk about what they might perceive as close contacts and then we go into the spaces and look at them to make sure there really is 6 feet of space," Yoney said.