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COVID-19 Response Steps

Suspected COVID-19 Case(s):
  • Identify a symptom room or area to separate anyone who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Isolate immediately any student/staff exhibiting symptoms with staff supervision.

  • Any student/staff exhibiting symptoms shall be picked up or sent home as soon as practicable.

  • Emergency protocols will remain in place for medical emergencies.

  • Sibling(s) and/or household family members of suspected COVID-19 cases will be considered a close contact and will be sent home to quarantine.

Confirmed COVID-19 Case(s):
  • CSD COVID-19 Liaison to notify Alameda County Public Health Department within 24 hours of any positive COVID-19 case who has been on campus during their infectious period or within 10 days of their positive test (per ACPHD and CPHD guidance).

  • CSD to send a site-specific notice to all staff and families in the affected school community of any positive COVID-19 case while maintaining confidentiality as required by local, state, and federal laws.

  • Close off areas used by any symptomatic person and do not use before cleaning and disinfection. To reduce risk of exposure, wait 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If it is not possible to wait 24 hours, wait as long as practicable. Ensure a safe and correct application of disinfectants using personal protective equipment and ventilation.

  • Identify close contacts via case investigation, by utilizing class seating charts, and by consulting with teachers/staff in all classrooms and on-campus activities. A close contact is someone who has been within six feet of the case for a total of 15 minutes or more regardless of face covering use or other barriers.

  • Close contacts, cohort members, and household contacts will be advised to contact their health care provider, recommended to be tested for COVID-19, and will be advised to remain quarantined at home for 10 days.

  • For hospitalized/severe cases, duration of isolation is varied according to health care provider recommendations.

Close Contacts to Confirmed COVID-19 Case(s):
  • Close contacts (household or non-household) of confirmed COVID-19 cases should be sent home immediately and advised to contact their health care provider. Testing recommendations are advised per public health guidance and/or health care provider. If tested and they test negative, they should remain in quarantine and continue to monitor for symptoms for a full 10 days after:
    1. Date of last exposure to COVID-19 positive non-household contact, or
    2. Date that COVID-19 positive household member(s) complete their isolation.

  • No actions need to be taken for persons who have not had direct contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, and instead have had close contact with persons who were in direct contact.

  • Those who test positive should not return until they have met ACPHD criteria to discontinue home isolation