Requirements, as outlined in section 1 of the document
- Employees must be vaccinated or have a medical or religious exemption, per Governor
- Anyone with symptoms stays home
- Masks in the nurse/health/school isolation room
- Isolation of people with COVID (see below)
- Staff must be notified of exposure – see L&I document
- Priority of direct notification for immune-compromised students
- Communication process for notifying families of cases or outbreaks
- Access to diagnostic testing (see below)
- Report positive cases/outbreaks to Local Health Jurisdiction (see below)
At-Home Isolation Protocol and Returning to School or Care Program
Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate, regardless of vaccination status.
The individual may return to school/care after 5 full days of isolation if:
- Their symptoms have improved or they are asymptomatic, AND
- They have been without a fever for the past 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medications.
If returning to school/care after day 5, the individual is required* to:
- Wear a well-fitted mask or face shield with full drape during days 6-10 OR
- Test negative with an antigen or at-home test any day after day 5.
- If the staff or student can’t wear a well-fitted mask and don’t test negative, they must complete a 10-day isolation.
*This technical update was released by DOH on Thursday March 10.