• TTUSD’s Updated COVID-19 Quarantining Protocol, March 1, 2024
    (based on the California Department of Public Health Guidance)

     

    Protocols for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19
    An individual who has any symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate and test as soon as possible to determine infection status.  

    • Symptoms include a runny nose, sore throat, fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.

    • If the individual with symptoms takes a COVID-19 test and tests negative, they can return to school after symptoms have resolved and are fever-free for 24 hours (regardless of vaccination status).

      • Currently, for the 23.24 school year, TTUSD will not offer a TTUSD-specific off-site testing clinic. 

      • TTUSD will provide over-the-counter tests for families if/when a student has COVID-like symptoms. Tests will be provided if a student is sent home with symptoms, or a guardian can pick up a test at the school site if their child is home with symptoms and hasn't received one.

     

    Protocols for individuals who test positive for COVID-19  
    Stay home for at least 5 days after the start of symptoms (Day 0) or after the date of the first positive test (Day 0) if there are no symptoms 

    • ​Isolation can end after Day 5 if:​​​​​​

      • ​Symptoms are not present, or are mild and im​​​​proving; AND

      • ​You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).

    • ​If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after the fever resolves.

    • If symptoms, other than fever, are not improving, continue to isolate until symptoms are improving or until after Day 10. 

    • If the confirmed case has severe symptoms, or is at high risk of serious disease, or has questions concerning care, they should contact their healthcare provider for available treatments.

    • Per CDPH masking guidance, infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.

    • ​​After you have ended isolation, if your symptoms recur or worsen, get tested again, and if positive, restart isolation at Day 0.

     

    Protocols for individuals who were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

    • An individual is not required to quarantine if they are showing no symptoms. 

    • Regardless of vaccination status, the individual should test within 3-5 days after the last exposure. 

    • Persons infected within the prior 30 days do not need to be tested, quarantined, or excluded from work unless symptoms develop.

    • Per CDPH masking guidance, close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days. 

    • If symptoms develop, test and stay home and follow the guidance above.


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