Coronavirus Resources for Schools

Reopening of SantaClaraCounty K12 Schools

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June 30, 2020 Page 18 B. COVID-19 Testing and Reporting Requirements • Require students and staff to get tested as soon as possible after they develop one or more COVID-19 symptoms or if one of their household members or non-household close contacts tested positive for COVID-19. 1 • Positive test results: o Require that parents/guardians and staff notify school administration immediately if the student or staff tested positive for COVID-19 or if one of their household members or non-household close contacts tested positive for COVID-19. o Upon receiving notification that staff or a student has tested positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with a COVID-19 case, take actions as required in Section 3 below. • Negative test results: o Symptomatic students or staff who test negative for COVID-19 should remain home until at least 72 hours after resolution of fever (if any) and improvement in other symptoms. o Asymptomatic non-household close contacts to a COVID-19 case should remain at home for a total of 14 days from date of last exposure even if they test negative. o Asymptomatic household contacts should remain at home until 14 days after the COVID-19 positive household member completes their isolation. o Documentation of negative test results must be provided to school administration. Recommendations • In lieu of a negative test result, allow symptomatic students and staff to return to work/school with a medical note by a physician that provides alternative explanation for symptoms and reason for not ordering COVID-19 testing. • Encourage routine monthly testing of all staff. Testing is now widely available at testing sites and through healthcare providers throughout the community. Considerations • Provide parents and staff with information regarding nearby testing sites, which is available through www.sccfreetest.org.

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