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COVID Protocol

COVID Protocol

Day 0 = 1st Day of Symptoms or Positive Test (whichever is first)
Day 5 = Earliest day to retest 
Day 6 = Earliest day to retest at school/return to school with a negative test 
Day 10 = Last day of isolation
Day 11 = Return date if no retest or keep testing +
If your student is sent home with any of the symptoms listed below, these are the procedures you should follow:
  • VIETNAMESE: COVID protocol
  • COVID-19-Quarantine-vs-Isolation
  • Return to Play After COVID - Attestation
  • Recommendations for staying home when sick and getting tested:

    1. Follow the strategy for Staying Home when Sick and Getting Tested from the CDC
    2. Get tested for COVID-19 when symptoms are consistent with COVID-19
    3. Advise staff members and students with symptoms of COVID-19 infection not to return for in-person instruction until they have met the following criteria:
    1. At least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; AND
    2. Other symptoms are improving; AND
    3. They have a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, OR a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma) OR a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., Streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus), OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset.
    4. If the student or staff member tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, follow the guidance for isolation in Section #10 below.

    Recommendations for Students exposed to COVID-19:

    Schools may consider permitting asymptomatic exposed students, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status or location of exposure, to continue to take part in all aspects of K-12 schooling, including sports and extracurricular activities, unless they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.  

    1. Exposed students should wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others for at least 10 days following the date of last exposure, if not already doing so. 
    2. Exposed students, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, should get tested for COVID-19 with at least one diagnostic test (e.g., an FDA-authorized antigen diagnostic test, PCR diagnostic test, or pooled PCR test) obtained within 3-5 days after last exposure, unless they had COVID-19 within the last 90 days. 
    1. Exposed students who had COVID-19 within the last 90 days do not need to be tested after exposure but should monitor for symptoms.  If symptoms develop, they should isolate and get tested with an antigen test.
    2. If the exposed student has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should stay home, get tested and follow the guidance in Section #4 above.
    3. If the exposed student tests positive for COVID-19, follow the guidance for isolation in Section #10 below.

    Isolation Recommendations

    Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms, should:

    • Stay home for at least 5 days after the start of symptoms (or after the date of the first positive test if no symptoms).
    • Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a diagnostic specimen* collected on Day 5 or later tests negative.
    • If unable to test, choosing not to test, or testing positive on Day 5 (or later), isolation can end after Day 10 if fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves.
    • If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after Day 10.
    • Per CDPH masking guidance, infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings (see masking section below for additional information).

     *Antigen test (home test) preferred.


 At Home COVID-19 Testing in CaliforniaWhat You Need to Know 

Test at home and keep your friends, family & community safe.

When should I test for COVID-19? 

  1. If you have any symptoms test immediately, even if you are vaccinated. If your test is negative but you continue to have symptoms, test again 24-48 hours later. Low amounts of virus early in infection can sometimes be missed by a test, and the test can be positive a few days later.
  2. If you have had close contact to someone with COVID-19, please follow current guidance on isolation and quarantine.Test immediately if you have symptoms of COVID-19 at any time.
  3. Test within 3-5 days after exposure if you have no symptoms*

*If you recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days and do not have new symptoms after a close contact, you do not need to test.

Spanish Translation: Return to Play After COVID - Attestation
Vietnamese Translation: Return to Play After COVID - Attestation
Need a Rapid Test? Pick-up is available before 3:30pm in the Health Office. Please have your student ID number available.
Vaccine Proof or Test Results:
Did you test positive for COVID? Please let Nurse Annika know by filling this form out: 
Those positive within 90 days of a close contact event are not required to quarantine. Please send us proof of positive test so we know for future events.