Coronavirus Resources for Schools

CDPH Guidance for Schools

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14 o Given standard guidance for isolation at home for at least 14 days after close contact, the classroom or office where the patient was based will typically need to close temporarily as students or staff isolate. o Additional close contacts at school outside of a classroom should also isolate at home. o Additional areas of the school visited by the COVID-19 positive individual may also need to be closed temporarily for cleaning and disinfection. o Implement communication plans for school closure to include outreach to students, parents, teachers, staff and the community. o Include information for staff regarding labor laws, information regarding Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave and Unemployment Insurance, as applicable for public local educational agencies. o Provide guidance to parents, teachers and staff reminding them of the importance of community physical distancing measures while a school is closed, including discouraging students or staff from gathering elsewhere. o Develop a plan for continuity of education. Consider in that plan how to also continue nutrition and other services provided in the regular school setting to establish alternate mechanisms for these services to continue. o Maintain regular communications with the local public health department.

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