FAQ: Do individuals in a positive pool need to quarantine, while waiting for individual-level results?

From Maine.gov

No. Students who are part of a positive pool do not need to quarantine while they await their follow-up test results unless they are symptomatic. It is possible that individuals that had COVID-19 (knowingly or unknowingly) but are no longer contagious, will cause some pooled tests to come back positive, and every test has a chance of false positives. Symptomatic students should not attend school and follow the school’s procedure. If not symptomatic, individuals in a positive pool will return to school for follow-up testing. Individuals who receive positive follow-up individual test results will need to be isolated as defined in the Standard Operating Procedure Investigating Positive Cases for COVID-19 in School. Find the answers to more FAQs from the Maine CDC here.