We follow the guidance of the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, which is subject to change.
- Fever ≥ 100.4°F, chills
- Shortness of breath*, difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Runny/stuffy nose*
- Muscle/body aches
- New onset of headache
- New loss of taste or smell
This list of symptoms is subject to change.
Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome is a rare, but serious childhood complication of COVID-19. Common symptoms include those listed above as well as confusion or being overly tired.
If you or your child are experiencing these symptoms follow these steps:
- Stay home or go home immediately
- Call your Healthcare Provider and get tested
- Report to school nurse if you (staff) or your child (student) have symptoms consistent with COVID19.
- Follow Home Isolation (Spanish) Instructions
*If you (staff) or your child (student) have a chronic condition that may cause similar symptoms, documentation is required. Contact the site nurse.
Protocol for Symptomatic, Positive PCR Test, or Exposure
Staff or students with symptoms consistent with COVID19 must follow the LA Dept. Public Health Home Isolation Orders. Regardless of positive or negative COVID-19 test result, staff and students may ONLY return in person to school when all criteria have been met:
- 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms AND
- Fever-free for 24hrs WITHOUT fever reducing medication (Tylenol or Advil) AND
- Symptoms are improving AND
- School Nurse has provided clearance to return
Staff and students may return PRIOR to Home Isolation 10day requirement only IF:
- Parent/Staff provides a note from Healthcare Provider stating alternative diagnosis causing symptoms AND
- Individual must also be fever-free for 24hrs without fever reducing medication.
- School Nurse has provided clearance.
- A negative Covid-19 test may also be required in addition to the above requirements.
If an asymptomatic person receives a positive COVID test, they must remain on “Home Isolation” until 10 days have passed from the date of their test
The school nurse in partnership with the LA Dept. Public Health will be involved in contact tracing, determining exposure, and notifying any staff and students that have been exposed and need to quarantine for 10 days.
You are considered exposed if you have:
- Been within 6ft of someone with confirmed COVID19 for a cumulative duration of 15minutes within a 24hr period with or without a mask.
- Been in the same classroom (cohort) as someone with confirmed COVID19
- Had any unprotected contact with bodily fluids (saliva, mucous, blood, vomit, stool).
Note: Travel may be included as an exposure and require a quarantine period -refer to current Health Orders.
The contacts of the quarantined individuals (ie. Siblings) are not considered exposed and do not need to be quarantined, per LACDPH.
Face coverings (Spanish) need to be worn correctly by completely covering the nose and mouth.
Physical Distancing (Spanish) of 6ft must be maintained at all times to the extent possible with members outside of your household.
- Hand washing - Wet Hands. Add soap. Scrub front and back of hands, in-between fingers, fingernails, thumbs, and wrists for 20 seconds. Rinse. Dry.
- Hand Sanitizer - must be used under direct supervision of young children. 60% or greater alcohol content. Follow instructions for hand washing and AIR DRY. Drying process is how it works
- Cough & Sneeze into your elbow and clean hands.
Cleaning and Disinfecting (Spanish): Read labels on all cleaning products. Clean surfaces first to remove dirt. Apply disinfectant as instructed with enough dwell time (time disinfectant must stay wet on surface to kill germs).
All information regarding a person’s COVID status is confidential information. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school site nurse.