• TTUSD’s Updated COVID-19 Quarantining Protocol, August 17, 2022


    Protocols for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19
    An individual who has any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home and quarantine immediately.

    • 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 test negative, they can return to school after symptoms have resolved and are fever-free for 24 hours (regardless of vaccination status). 
      • Currently, for the 22.23 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

    • If an individual tests positive for COVID, they must isolate at home. If they remain free of symptoms, they can take a COVID test on or after day 5. If their test is negative on or after day 5, they may return to school on or after Day 6, showing proof of the negative test. If the test is positive on or after Day 5, they must remain isolated until they receive a negative test or after 10 days, whichever comes first.
    • The first day of symptoms is considered Day 0 - the next day is Day 1.  
    • If the individual chooses not to take a test, isolation continues for 10 days from symptom onset, 24 hours fever free (no fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are resolved.

    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 last exposure. 
    • Per CDPH masking guidance, close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days. 
    • If symptoms develop, test and stay home.