Plan for when a staff member or child becomes sick


  • Anyone who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 will be moved to an isolation room to separate them from all others.
  • Any students or staff exhibiting symptoms will immediately be required to wear a face covering and be required to wait in an isolation are until they can be transported home or to a healthcare facility, as soon as practicable.
  • Arrangements for safe transport home or to a healthcare facility, when an individual is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • For serious injury or illness, we will call 9-1-1 without delay. Seek medical attention if COVID-19 symptoms become sever, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Updates and further details are available on CDC’s webpage
  • We will notify local health officials immediately of any positive case of COVID-19, and exposed staff and families as relevant while maintaining confidentiality as required by state and federal laws. Additional guidance can be found here.
  • We will immediately close off areas used by any individual suspected of being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and will not use before cleaning and disinfection. To reduce risk of exposure, we will wait 24 hours before we clean and disinfect. If it is not possible to wait 24 hours we will wait as long as practicable. We will ensure a safe and correct application of disinfectants using personal protective equipment and ventilation recommended for cleaning and keep disinfectant products away from students.
  • We will advise sick staff members and students not to return until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation, including at least 72 hours with no fever, symptoms have improved and at least 14 days since symptoms first appeared, and a negative COVID result signed by a doctor.
  • We will implement the necessary processes and protocols when a school has an outbreak, in accordance with CDPH guidelines.
  • We will investigate the COVID-19 illness and exposures and determine if any work-related factors could have contributed to risk of infection. Update protocols as needed to prevent further cases.
  • We will update protocols as needed to prevent further cases. See the CDHP guidelines, Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace. Which are incorporated into this guidance and contain detailed recommendations for establishing a plan to identify cases, communicating with workers and other exposed persons, and conducting and assisting with contact tracing.
  • Everyone should continue following basic protective measures, including:
  • Wash your hands frequently. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene. Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Stay home if you or your child feels unwell. If you or your child have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention